20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
8
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Geo Center Mons Klint and Elmelunde Kirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum and Rudolph Tegners Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg) and Hillerod (Frederiksborg slotshave & Frederiksborg Slotskirke). There's lots more to do: stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke, take a leisurely stroll along Islands Brygge, and browse the collection at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Copenhagen is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In May, Copenhagen is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hillerod, Stege, Geo Center Mons Klint, Rudolph Tegners Museum, Fredensborg Palace
Highlights from your plan
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Elmelunde Kirke ©
Elmelunde Kirke

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ice Bar Bergen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip builder tool .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Bergen, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

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.
Let the collections at Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum and Munktellmuseet capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Strandvagen and Tyresta National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Anundshog (in Vasteras) and Skokloster Castle (in Skokloster). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pythagoras Industrial Museum, make a trip to S:ta Clara kyrka, examine the collection at Postmuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip website .

You can fly from Bergen to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pythagoras Industrial Museum, Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum, Anundshog, Munktellmuseet, North Burial Ground
Highlights from your plan
Anundshog ©
Anundshog
Skokloster Castle ©
Skokloster Castle
Pythagoras Industrial Museum ©
Pythagoras Industrial Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Amos Rex Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, admire the masterpieces at Didrichsen Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, then stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Halosenniemi Museum, Finnish Aviation Museum, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
Highlights from your plan
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi 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.
On the 10th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Estonian War Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Photography, contemplate the long history of Jardines del Rey Danes, then get engrossed in the history at Peter the Great House Museum, then examine the collection at Estonian Art Doll House, and finally have fun and explore at Marzipana Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, see the interesting displays at Estonian Jewish Museum, steep yourself in history at Kiiu Vassal Stronghold, then appreciate the history behind Johan Pitka Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Trail in Keila Joa Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Klooga.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn tour builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beach Klooga, Kiiu Vassal Stronghold, Padise Abbey, Nature Trail in Keila Joa Park, Estonian War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Photography ©
Museum of Photography
Padise Abbey ©
Padise Abbey
Jagala Waterfall ©
Jagala Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at International Museum of Vodka, examine the collection at Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ogres Zilie Kalni, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Decorative Art and Design, then examine the collection at Classic Car Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Figurs for Professions.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tallinn in May since evenings lows in Riga dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jelgava, Ogres Zilie Kalni
Highlights from your plan
International Museum of Vodka ©
International Museum of Vodka
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Vilnil. Museum of illusions, examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vilnius road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vilnil. Museum of illusions ©
Vilnil. Museum of illusions
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie Dom Józefa Mehoffera, explore the world behind art at National Museum in Krakow, don't miss a visit to Father Bernatek Footbridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), and finally don't miss a visit to Kanonicza. On the next day, wander the streets of Osiedle Giszowiec, see the interesting displays at Gestapo Headquarters, examine the collection at Polonia Wax Museum, admire the striking features of Krzysztofory Palace, then see the interesting displays at Executioner Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Adam Mickiewicz Monument (Pomnik Adama Mickiewicza).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Krakow online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osiedle Giszowiec
Highlights from your plan
Rynek Underground ©
Rynek Underground
Osiedle Giszowiec ©
Osiedle Giszowiec

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Keltenwelt am Glauberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse, step into the grandiose world of Burg Lindenfels, then don't miss a visit to Worms Synagogue, then contemplate the long history of Fleckenmauer Floersheim-Dalsheim, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter Kirche.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bad Homburg, Burg Lindenfels, Fleckenmauer Floersheim-Dalsheim, Keltenwelt am Glauberg, St. Peter Kirche
Highlights from your plan
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof
Keltenwelt am Glauberg ©
Keltenwelt am Glauberg
St. Peter Kirche ©
St. Peter Kirche

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