26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Greifswald, Germany
— 1 night
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Vaasa, Finland
— 1 night
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Oulu, Finland
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
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Skarsvag, Norway
— 2 nights
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Enontekio, Finland
— 1 night
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Lulea, Sweden
— 1 night
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Umea, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Greifswald, Germany

— 1 night
Greifswald, officially the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald, is a city in northeastern Germany.It is situated in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at an equal distance of about from Germany's two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg, and 80 km from the Polish border. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumshafen.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Greifswald online journey planner.

Dusseldorf to Greifswald is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Greifswald

Museums
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Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mennonite Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk tour planner.

Drive from Greifswald to Gdansk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Gdansk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Kaliningrad, Russia

— 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Waldau Castle. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Konigsberg Stock Exchange, contemplate the long history of Holy Cross Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Marzipan museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad holiday maker.

You can drive from Gdansk to Kaliningrad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gdansk to Kaliningrad is 1 hour. In August in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Klaipeda, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys). On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Monument To Fisherman, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Guard of Old Town, make a trip to Chimneysweeps, then appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, and finally see the interesting displays at Kalvystes Muziejus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Klaipeda using our trip planner.

Getting from Kaliningrad to Klaipeda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Riga.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Museums · Shopping

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Riga Castle, then examine the collection at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Riga online trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Klaipeda to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
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 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Helsinki on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Vaasa, Finland

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Oulu, Finland

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu holiday site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi, Finland

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Saariselka, Finland

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Skarsvag.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums

Side Trip

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Skarsvag, Norway

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Cape, Nordkapphallen and Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Skarsvag route planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Skarsvag takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Saariselka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Skarsvag, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Enontekio.

Things to do in Skarsvag

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enontekio, Finland

— 1 night
To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Enontekio travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skarsvag to Enontekio. The time zone difference when traveling from Skarsvag to Enontekio is 1 hour. Traveling from Skarsvag in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Enontekio, with lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Lulea.

Things to do in Enontekio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Lulea, Sweden

— 1 night
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of County Governor's Residence.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lulea online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Enontekio to Lulea with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Enontekio to Lulea is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Enontekio in September: highs in Lulea hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Umea.

Things to do in Lulea

Historic Sites

Umea, Sweden

— 1 night
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Bildmuseet.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Umea trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lulea to Umea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Stockholm.

Things to do in Umea

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Stockholm tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Umea to Stockholm takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stockholm when traveling from Umea in September, with lows around 9°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen holiday site.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods