20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
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.
Moscow is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll the grounds of Novodevichy Convent.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, with highs in Moscow at 22°C and lows at 10°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

4
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, browse the exhibits of St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Stockholm are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and then examine the collection at The Kon-Tiki Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Rådhuset, then examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, and finally stop by Outland Oslo.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oslo online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Oslo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in May since evenings lows in Copenhagen dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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