18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Ferry to Turun satama (Silja), Bus to Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vosu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
Drive
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Trelleborg, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volvo Museum and Delsjon. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Anggardsbergens Naturreservat. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, head off the coast to Stora Amundon, get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg online trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Gothenburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Gothenburg is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Gothenburg: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Green Trails and Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset). Visiting Skeppsholmen and Riddarholmen will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip planning tool.

Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Oodi Central Library. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vosu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vosu, Estonia

— 1 night
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vosu driving holiday website.

Drive from Helsinki to Vosu in 5 hours. In June in Vosu, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vosu

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Riga, Latvia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, then admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, then admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, and finally make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Riga day trip app.

Drive from Vosu to Riga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Riga

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Klaipeda, Lithuania

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Klaipeda trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Riga to Klaipeda in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Riga in June, you will find days in Klaipeda are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). You'll set off for Trelleborg on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Trelleborg, Sweden

— 1 night
Trelleborg Municipality is the southernmost municipality of Sweden, in Skåne County. On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kampingestranden. Keep things going the next day: trek along Snogeholms strovomrade and then kick back and relax at Mossbystrand beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trelleborg trip website.

Traveling by car from Klaipeda to Trelleborg takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Klaipeda to Trelleborg due to the time zone difference. June in Trelleborg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Trelleborg

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

On the 17th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritiman, enjoy the sand and surf at Saltholmen, and then walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gothenburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Trelleborg to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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 · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.