14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong, China

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika). On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius online visit planner .

Hong Kong, China to Vilnius is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Vilnius, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, things will get cooler in Vilnius: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus). Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then appreciate the history behind Bremen Town Musicians, and finally don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Riga tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Riga Cathedral
Riga 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 inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Town Hall Pharmacy. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tallinn tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tallinn are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

1
night
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 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel tool .

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
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.
Visit Savior on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Grand Palace for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg journey site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square

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