32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Trakai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Nida, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Siauliai, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Mersrags, Latvia
— 1 day
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Sigulda, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
Train to Ülemiste, Fly to Saaremaa
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Saaremaa, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Muhu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Virtsu sadam, Drive to Tallinn
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Vilnius TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go all around town with City Tours, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vilnius road trip planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Vilnius is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Vilnius at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trakai.
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Trakai, Lithuania — 2 nights

Lake Town

Just west of Vilnius lies the lake resort and historical city of Trakai, famed for its fairy tale-like cityscape and the eclectic mix of communities that built it.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then browse the exhibits of Trakai Island Castle Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trakai Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in Kernavė, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kernave Mounds, admire the landmark architecture of Old Post Office, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Angelu Kalva.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trakai online trip planner.

Drive from Vilnius to Trakai in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda, Lithuania — 3 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Klaipeda is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, walk around Martynas Mazvydas Sculpture Park, make a trip to Sculpture Golden Mouse, and take in the views from Chain Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Klaipeda trip planner.

You can drive from Trakai to Klaipeda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Nida.
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Nida, Lithuania — 2 nights

Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Nida is known for wildlife, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hill of Witches, take in the dramatic natural features at The Dead Dunes, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Miniature Arts, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Neringa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nida online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Nida in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Siauliai.
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Siauliai, Lithuania — 2 nights

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Sundial Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, examine the collection at Photography Museum, then examine the collection at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Angel Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kryziu Kalnas, then examine the collection at The Cat Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Siauliai day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nida to Siauliai takes 3.5 hours. In August in Siauliai, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, admire the striking features of House Of The Black Heads, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

For reviews and tourist information, use the Riga online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Siauliai to Riga by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mersrags.
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Mersrags, Latvia — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Mersrags Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mersrags day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Riga to Mersrags takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Mersrags can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sigulda.
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Sigulda, Latvia — 3 nights

Sigulda is a town in the Vidzeme Region of Latvia, 53km from the capital city Riga.OverviewSigulda is on a picturesque stretch of the primeval Gauja river valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Cesis (St. John’s Church & Cesis Medieval Castle). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turaida Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda, identify plant and animal life at Ligatnes Nature Trails, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turaida Lutheran Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sigulda journey website.

You can drive from Mersrags to Sigulda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sigulda can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Tartu.
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Tartu, Estonia — 3 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Estonian National Museum, don't miss a visit to Tagurpidi Maja, take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, then wander the streets of Tartu Old City, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Bronze Pig. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Science Centre AHHAA, walk around Toome Hill Park (Toomemagi), then see the interesting displays at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, then make a trip to 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain, and finally see a show at Tartu Toy Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tartu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigulda to Tartu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Saaremaa.
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Saaremaa, Estonia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Suur Toll and Piret, make a trip to Main Square Kuressaare, contemplate the long history of Saaremaa Veski, then explore the historical opulence of Saaremaa Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kuressaare Castle. On your second day here, stroll around Kuressaare Town Park, then explore the striking landscape at Kaali Meteorite Crater, then get to know the fascinating history of Angla Tuulikumägi, and finally trek along Panga Cliff.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saaremaa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tartu to Saaremaa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Saaremaa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Muhu.
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Muhu, Estonia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine’s Church, then see the interesting displays at Muhu Village Museum of Koguva, and then relax in the rural setting at Muhu Jaanalind. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karja Catherine Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Uugu Bluff.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Muhu trip planner.

You can drive from Saaremaa to Muhu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Muhu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn online road trip planner.

Getting from Muhu to Tallinn by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Muhu in September since evenings lows in Tallinn dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Lithuania travel guide

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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.
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