17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Lost Souls Alley. Get some historical perspective at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Krakow road trip site.

Barcelona, Spain to Krakow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, things will get a bit cooler in Krakow: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Municipal Beach and Zrodla Krolewskie. Visit Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) for their historical value. Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Industrial settlement in Zyrardow (in Zyrardow) and Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (in Zelazowa Wola). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw vacation tool.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Warsaw sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and St John's church. Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gediminas Castle Tower will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Chapel of St. John Nepomuk (in Trakai) and Kaunas (Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy & Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, and take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Warsaw to Vilnius in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius. In June, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Riga, Latvia

Paris of the North

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cesis Medieval Castle and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Get in touch with nature at Dzintari Forest Park and Gauja National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Riga side-trips: Kemeri National Park (in Jurmala) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), explore the world behind art at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, and get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip planner.

You can take a bus from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Tallinn, Estonia

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.
Rakvere Castle and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Viewing Point Kohtuotsa and Lahemaa rahvuspark. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Peter the Great House Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and explore the galleries of Kadriorg Palace.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.