19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, and examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Moscow to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daytime highs in Tallinn are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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 31st (Sun): stop by Dzenis Amber, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Bremen Town Musicians. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Riga Stock Exchange Building.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Riga online day trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Riga, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Ragucio akmuo - The altar of Ragutis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, visit Uzupis, then take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and finally examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius day trip site.

Fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vilnius are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

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