53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi, Finland
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm day trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Stockholm is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Stockholm is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Tallinn, Estonia

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn road trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn is 1 hour. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Helsinki, Finland

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 historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Riga, Latvia

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Riga online itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Riga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Helsinki in January since evenings lows in Riga dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Vilnius, Lithuania

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius trip planner.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vilnius, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, walk around Patriarch's Pond, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moscow sightseeing planner.

Fly from Vilnius to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Moscow is slightly colder than Vilnius - with highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Kunstkamera, explore the engaging exhibits at The Shadow Museum, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. January in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

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Levi, Finland

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get interesting insight from Tours, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from St. Petersburg to Levi with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the landmark architecture of Stortinget, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip website.

Explore your travel options from Levi to Oslo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Oslo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Oslo reach 6°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to Stroeget, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Copenhagen using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Copenhagen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Latvia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
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
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
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.

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.