12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Museum of Krakow Town Hall Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Krakow is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Krakow dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, get engrossed in the history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw online travel route planner.

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), stop by Vilnius Old Town, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, and then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riga trip planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Riga, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, thencontemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, thensteep yourself in history at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, thenmake a trip to Teekond & Koduaed - memorial for communism victims of Estonia, and then make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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