9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
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.
You've added Old City Riga (Vecriga), View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, Freedom Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, then take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and finally take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga online tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Riga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Riga is 2 hours. September in Riga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Riga Town Hall Square ©
Riga Town Hall Square

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palace Square, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Savior on the Spilled Blood, and other attractions. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Palace Square and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg day trip app .

Fly from Riga to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riga to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Aleksander Nevski Katedraali as well as Tallinn Old Town.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Tallinn

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rosenborg Castle as well as Tivoli Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip site .

Getting from Tallinn to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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