55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Brest, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Grodno, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Polotsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Vitebsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Chernihiv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
14
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
15
Liepaja, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Kuldiga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
18
Daugavpils, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
19
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
20
Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
21
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
22
Turku, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
23
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
24
Uppsala, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ivan Pidkova, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Lviv, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, then browse for treasures at Pravda B Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The House of Scientists, wander the streets of Old Town, view the masterpieces at Glass Museum In Lviv, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, then stop by Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lviv online route planner .

London, UK to Lviv is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lviv is 2 hours. April in Lviv sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, and then Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul.

Plan a Kamianets-Podilskyi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khotyn Fortress
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Military History Museum of Suvorov, don't miss a visit to Tower of Kamyanyets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Exaltation Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rowing Canal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Brest takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Brest is 1 hour. When traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brest: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tower of Kamyanyets, Military History Museum of Suvorov
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Holy Cross Exaltation Church ©
Holy Cross Exaltation Church

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nights
Grodno, Belarus

Grodno ©
The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Iron, look for gifts at Cudounia, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the HIstory of Religion, take in the pleasant sights at Mason's House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at U Maystra Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, examine the collection at House-Museum of Eliza Ozheshko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cemetery, then examine the collection at Maksim Bahdanovic Museum, then meet the residents at Grodno Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Brigitte Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grodno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Grodno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Fraciscan Monastery and Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church

2
nights
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at Nesvizh Castle, then admire the striking features of Slutskiye Gates, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle. On the next day, make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Zamkovaya.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mir trip site .

Traveling by car from Grodno to Mir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Mir, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Mountain Zamkovaya, Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment
Highlights from your plan
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

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nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, buy something for everyone on your list at Zamok Mall, get outside with Trinity Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Cathedral, stroll through Loshitskiy Park, then examine the collection at Dudutki Museum Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minsk day trip tool .

Getting from Mir to Minsk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Minsk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dudutki Museum Complex
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Polotsk, Belarus

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Saint Sophia Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Local Lore Museum, then admire the striking features of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Potolsk Merchant, and finally make a trip to Jesuit Academy of Polotsk. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Former Water Tower, learn about all things military at Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Letter U, then see the interesting displays at Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Belarusian Museum of Typography, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Andrey Baboli.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Polotsk trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Minsk to Polotsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Polotsk sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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nights
Vitebsk, Belarus

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, make a trip to Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church, then make a trip to Sculpture Greeters, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Temple of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander Nevsky.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vitebsk trip planner .

Take a train from Polotsk to Vitebsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
Highlights from your plan
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Holy Resurrection Church ©
Holy Resurrection Church

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night
Chernihiv, Ukraine

Chernihiv ©
Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyatnytska Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, examine the collection at Chernihiv Regional Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Chernihiv Collegium, and finally Head underground at Saint Anthony Caves. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeletsky Assumption Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Tarnovskiy Regional Historical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dytynets, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chernihiv visit planner.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Chernihiv in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dytynets ©
Dytynets
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

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nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Gapchinska Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Dream Town Shopping and Entertainment Mall, view the masterpieces at Tsekh Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Brucie Collections, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ART 14 Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, stop by Kovdra, take in the exciting artwork at Voloshyn Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kiev trip tool .

Drive from Chernihiv to Kiev in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kiev

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then contemplate the waterfront views at Golden Horn, and finally explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 3 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, then contemplate the long history of Zelve Open Air Museum, then take a memorable tour with Royal Balloon, and finally look for gifts at Sultan Carpet. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

Plan my day in Goreme using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ortahisar, Zelve Open Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, then stroll through Liepkalnis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia). On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Aukstaitijos National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Goreme to Vilnius in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. In April, Vilnius is little chillier than Goreme - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aukstaitijos National Park
Highlights from your plan
Liepkalnis ©
Liepkalnis
Vilnil. Museum of illusions ©
Vilnil. Museum of illusions

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Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
On the 29th (Mon), wander the streets of Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), see the interesting displays at Museum for the Blind, buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, browse the eclectic array of goods at PREKYBOS MIESTELIS URMAS, then explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrude's Church. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas, admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, then contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aleksotas Hill.

Plan trip to Kaunas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Gertrude's Church ©
St. Gertrude's Church
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

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Liepaja, Latvia

Liepaja ©
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at LOC Ice Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pape Nature Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmalas Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lighthouse Akmensrags, contemplate the long history of Northern Forts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally stop by Peter Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Liepaja itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Liepaja takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kaunas in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Liepaja: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuldiga.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pape Nature Park, Lighthouse Akmensrags
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Northern Forts ©
Northern Forts
Karosta Prison ©
Karosta Prison

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Kuldiga, Latvia

Kuldiga ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kuldiga Orthodox Church, admire the local landmark of Fountain the Drop of Honey, shop like a local with Baiba Ritere Textile Art, explore the world behind art at Jana Rozentala Saldus vestures un makslas muzejs, then Head underground at The Riezupe Sand Caves, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Edole Castle. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Zviedru Cepure, admire the sheer force of Venta Waterfall, then examine the collection at Museum of the Kuldiga Region, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kuldigas Sv. Katrinas Baznica.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuldiga holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Liepaja to Kuldiga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Kuldiga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saldus, Edole Castle, Zviedru Cepure
Highlights from your plan
The Riezupe Sand Caves ©
The Riezupe Sand Caves
Edole Castle ©
Edole Castle
Venta Rapid Waterfall ©
Venta Rapid Waterfall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then pause for some photo ops at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally look for gifts at Art Nouveau Riga. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Livu Square, take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Riga online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kuldiga to Riga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuldiga in May since evenings lows in Riga dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dzintari Forest Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral

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Daugavpils, Latvia

Daugavpils ©
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Pilskalnes Siguldina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, then examine the collection at Shmakovka Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aglona Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Luznavas Muiza, and then get great views at Castle of Earls Platery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Daugavpils trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Riga to Daugavpils in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Daugavpils can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aglona Basilica, Pilskalnes Siguldina, Castle of Earls Platery, Luznavas Muiza
Highlights from your plan
Luznavas Muiza ©
Luznavas Muiza
Aglona Basilica ©
Aglona Basilica
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral ©
Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, make a trip to Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, then look for gifts at Town Hall Pharmacy, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, contemplate the long history of Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster), steep yourself in history at Oleviste Church, then contemplate the long history of Tallinn Legends, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip planner .

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Tallinn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Daugavpils in May: highs in Tallinn hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 13th (Mon), browse the different shops at Lounakeskus Shopping and Recreation Centre, hike along Taevaskoja Nature Trail, then explore the historical opulence of Alatskivi Castle (vald), and finally don't miss a visit to Tagurpidi Maja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pühajärv, explore the historical opulence of Sangaste Castle, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kondas Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tartu trip planner .

You can take a train from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tartu

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Sangaste Castle, Taevaskoja Nature Trail, Alatskivi Castle (vald), Kondas Center, Pühajärv
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Pühajärv ©
Pühajärv
Sangaste Castle ©
Sangaste Castle
Alatskivi Castle (vald) ©
Alatskivi Castle (vald)

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Tartu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), trek along The Archipelago Trail, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Turku

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Nagu Church
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 21st (Tue), hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall, see the interesting displays at Skansen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, browse the different shops at Taby Centrum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town, and finally look for gifts at HAPPYsthlm.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm road trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Stockholm in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turku to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Stockholm are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Uppsala.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taby Centrum
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

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Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at The English Bookshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Old Uppsala, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Stromsholm Palace, then take a stroll through Kyrkbacken, then step into the grandiose world of Rosersbergs Slott, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uppsala travel planner .

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Uppsala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Uppsala are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uppsala

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Vasteras, The Church of Old Uppsala, Rosersbergs Slott
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Rosersbergs Slott ©
Rosersbergs Slott
The Church of Old Uppsala ©
The Church of Old Uppsala
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka ©
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka

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