9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  5​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tsekh Vilnius.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Vilnius. In January, Vilnius is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Tsekh Vilnius ©
Tsekh Vilnius

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stop by Dzenis Amber, then don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riga road trip website .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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.
Head to Kasitoopood Rewill and Nauticafor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Telliskivi Loomelinnak, browse the different shops at Solaris Centre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kullo Children's Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn road trip tool .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Nautica ©
Nautica
Solaris Centre ©
Solaris Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route builder .

Getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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