15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  20 h
1
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then shop like a local with GUM, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Moscow Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, and finally stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moscow day trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Moscow is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Guadalajara in January; daily highs in Moscow reach -7°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
Highlights from your plan
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo ©
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo

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 6th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, then step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg tour planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Takeoff Simulations. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Helsinki, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 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. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Takeoff Simulations ©
Takeoff Simulations

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, examine the collection at Skansen, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Stockholm Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally have fun and explore at Junibacken.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Stockholm, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oslo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Stockholm in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Oslofjord ©
Oslofjord
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 14th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planning tool.

Fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in January, Copenhagen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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