11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bialystok, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
End: Tallinn, Estonia

2
nights
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 3rd (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture and Science, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip tool .

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major airports are Warsaw Chopin Airport, Modlin Airport and Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bialystok.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

1
night
Bialystok, Poland

Bialystok ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Akcent ZOO, then take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit East Orthodox Church. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Grand Synagogue Memorial, make a trip to Kosciuszko Market Square, and then don't miss a visit to Branicki Palace.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bialystok visit site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Bialystok takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Bialystok, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Bialystok

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bialowieza Forest
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Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Branicki Palace ©
Branicki Palace
Akcent ZOO ©
Akcent ZOO

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Bialystok to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bialystok to Vilnius. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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 8th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, and finally get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Riga driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Riga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip planning app .

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tallinn, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) 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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