17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Bergen, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
day
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen online trip itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Bergen is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Bergen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Bergen is slightly colder than Vancouver - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Norwegian Maritime Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Kon-Tiki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip app .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stockholm Old Town and Sodermalm. Moderna Museet - Stockholm and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, learn about all things military at Army Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
On the 29th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, wander the streets of Uzupis, then contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vilnius route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Vilnius is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then see the interesting displays at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

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

Fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kadriorg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Town Wall, then take in panoramic vistas at Oleviste Church, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dome Church / St. Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tallinn tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
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 explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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