13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stockholm tour itinerary planner .

Boston, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Stockholm is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

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You can fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Viewing Point Kohtuotsa ©
Viewing Point Kohtuotsa

2
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.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum, examine the collection at The Bath Block, then examine the collection at Stroganov Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, then browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace, then examine the collection at Russian Museum of Ethnography, and finally explore the world behind art at The Shadow Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum ©
Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
On the 17th (Wed), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then walk around Nuuksio National Park.

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You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rundāle Palace and Zanis Lipke Memorial. Visiting Jurmala Beach and Dzintari Forest Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and explore the world behind art at Latvian National Museum Of Art.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Riga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Rundāle Palace
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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