20 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

20 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 nights
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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn holiday website.

Chennai, India to Tallinn is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Tallinn. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get much colder in Tallinn: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Riga, Latvia

— 5 nights

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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmala Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Vilnius, Lithuania

— 4 nights

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.
When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, stop by Uzupis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

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You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Vilnius are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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Minsk, Belarus

— 5 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Minsk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, walk around Victory Park, make a trip to Minsk City Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minsk travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Minsk are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Estonia travel guide

4.6
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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
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.

Belarus travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Churches · History Museums
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.