17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Hyderabad, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and then take a stroll through Stroeget. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen route maker tool .

Hyderabad, India to Copenhagen is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Copenhagen is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, things will get cooler in Copenhagen: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and then engage your brain at Universeum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ingierstrand Beach, then examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, then stop by Outland Oslo, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Huk, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nordisk bibelmuseum, and finally stroll around Vigelandsparken.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ingierstrand Beach ©
Ingierstrand Beach
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

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 4th (Wed): head off the coast to Langholmen, see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and then examine the collection at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally shop like a local with Fargfabriken.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nevsky Prospekt and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
Peter and Paul Fortress

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve. For shopping fun, head to GUM or Luxpodarki.ru. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), and take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow itinerary maker app .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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