17 days in Lithuania, Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

17 days in Lithuania, Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

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17 days in Lithuania, Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Heureka and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sapokka Water Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Turku (Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo & Turku Castle) and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower (in Tampere). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Turku, Tampere, Heureka, Porvoo Old Town, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, and then examine the collection at Toy museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and then get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Toy museum ©
Toy museum
Energy and Technology Museum ©
Energy and Technology Museum
Bernardine Gardens ©
Bernardine Gardens

4
nights
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town Kaunas and Sugihara House. Explore Kaunas' surroundings by going to White Rose Bridge (in Alytus), Druskininkai (Druskonis & Grutas Park) and The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (in Birstonas). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ninth Fort, explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, and look for gifts at kARTu.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kaunas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Druskininkai, White Rose Bridge, The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahemaa rahvuspark and Haapsalu Castle. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tallinn Zoo and Marzipana Gallery. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex in Rakvere, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, see the interesting displays at Energy Discovery Centre, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tallinn route planning tool .

Getting from Kaunas to Tallinn by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kaunas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lahemaa rahvuspark, Aqva Hotel & Spa Water Park and Sauna Complex, Haapsalu Castle
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Energy Discovery Centre ©
Energy Discovery Centre
Tallinn Zoo ©
Tallinn Zoo

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