22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku Castle (in Turku), Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower (in Tampere) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in January: highs in Helsinki hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Turku Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, then contemplate the long history of Tallinn Legends, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Viru Square, look for gifts at Oma Asi Design Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take some stellar pictures from Patkuli Viewing Platform, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
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.
On the 6th (Thu), walk around Dzintari Forest Park, admire the landmark architecture of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, get engrossed in the history at Zanis Lipke Memorial, then make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Roland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pilsetas kanals, then stroll around Bastejkalna Park, then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Riga are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and The Jordaan. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Canals area (in Utrecht) and The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Gemeentemuseum Den Haag). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from Riga to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in February: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Trocadero, and learn about all things military at The Army Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Trafalgar Square. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then examine the collection at The British Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London online vacation builder .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planning website .

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Room Escape Games

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