30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (in Kotka), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Haemeenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Bellevue Beach, Visavuori, Snappertunan kirkko, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Highlights from your plan
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

5
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stroomi Beach and MOMU Motorsport Museum. Explore Tallinn's surroundings by going to Haapsalu (Africa Beach and Promenade & Haapsalu Castle) and Padise Abbey (in Padise). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, step into the grandiose world of Kadriorg Palace, don't miss a visit to Town Hall Square, and take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Padise Abbey, MOMU Motorsport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

5
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jurmala Beach and Saulkrasti Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dobele Castle (in Dobele), Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Jaunpils Pils (in Jaunpils). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Cesis Medieval Castle, see the interesting displays at Silver Museum, explore the ancient world of Daugavgrivas Cietoksnis, and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

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You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saulkrasti Beach, Silver Museum, Dobele Castle, Rundāle Palace, Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jaunpils Pils ©
Jaunpils Pils

5
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
St. Anne's Church and Raudondvaris Dvaras will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Vilnius Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Kaunas (Stumbras Museum, Old car museum, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kaunas, Raudondvaris Dvaras, Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore and learn at Kronborg and Amalienborg. Get a sense of the local culture at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Nyhavn. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour, and admire the striking features of Kastellet.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online holiday planner .

Fly from Vilnius to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Copenhagen is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kronborg
Highlights from your plan
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strand Rockanje and Zaanse Schans. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Zaanse Schans, Grote Markt, Strand Rockanje
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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