8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nassau to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Nassau - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 19th (Wed), learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and then get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Minsk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Minsk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Outdoors · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip website.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Toompea Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

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.