26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive
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Levi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly to Narsarsuaq Airport, Drive to Qassiarsuk
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Qassiarsuk, Greenland
— 2 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Fly to Tallinn, Bus to Parnu
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Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Levi, Finland

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, and finally look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi visit planner.

Arkhangelsk, Russia to Levi is an approximately 23-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Arkhangelsk in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Tromso, Norway

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Escape the urban bustle at Telegrafbukta Beach and Spakenes. Head to Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and Art Gallery Julie's Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Northern Light Dog Adventure in Nordkjosbotn (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, view the masterpieces at Galleri Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, and engage your brain at Northern Norwegian Science Center.

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Drive from Levi to Tromso in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Tromso. In November, Tromso is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 2°C and lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Longyearbyen, Norway

— 3 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Snowmobile Safari Svalbard, pause for some serene contemplation at Svalbard Kirke, contemplate the waterfront views at Magdalenefjord Svalbard, then examine the collection at North Pole Expedition Museum, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and finally stop by Ingenior G. Paulsen. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Galleri Svalbard, then go deep underground at Gruve 3, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Svalbard Brewery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tromso in November, with highs in Longyearbyen at -3°C and lows at -8°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Qassiarsuk.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Qassiarsuk, Greenland

— 2 nights
Qassiarsuk is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality, in southern Greenland. Narsarsuaq Museum and Qaqortoq Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Tjodhildes Church and Saviors Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Qassiarsuk: Qaqortoq (Qaqortoq Water Taxi & Hvalsey Church Ruins).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Qassiarsuk trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Longyearbyen to Qassiarsuk. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Longyearbyen to Qassiarsuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Longyearbyen in November, expect nights in Qassiarsuk to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 0°C. You will leave for Torshavn on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Qassiarsuk

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see what you can catch with Nordlysid and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Hoyvikar Kirkja, explore the striking landscape at Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, examine the collection at Vestmanna Saga Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sandavagur Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur, and finally make a trip to Risin and Kellingin.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torshavn vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Qassiarsuk to Torshavn. The time zone difference moving from West Greenland Standard Time (WGT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. In November, Torshavn is a bit warmer than Qassiarsuk - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Parnu.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Parnu, Estonia

— 1 night

Estonia's Summer Capital

A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Valgeranna Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Jekaterina, get a taste of the local shopping with Vuhti House Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of New Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Parnu Transformation of Our Lord Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Prison Escape. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Venus Bastion Smithy, steep yourself in history at Blacksmiths Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Parnu Beach Promenade, browse the different shops at Kaubamajakas Shopping Centre, then trek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, and finally play a few rounds at Parnu Bay Golf Links.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Torshavn to Parnu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Torshavn to Parnu. While traveling from Torshavn, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Parnu, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Liepaja.

Things to do in Parnu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Liepaja, Latvia

— 2 nights
Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne’s Church, stop by Peter Market, take an in-depth tour of Liepaja Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Liepajas Olimpiskais Centrs, then contemplate the long history of Karosta Prison, and finally steep yourself in history at Northern Forts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bernati Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Jurmalciems beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Pape Nature Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then see a world frozen in time at Abandoned Military Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Aizpute Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Parnu to Liepaja takes 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Liepaja can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaunas.

Things to do in Liepaja

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, look for all kinds of wild species at Vytauto Kalnas, buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, examine the collection at Museum for the Blind, then examine the collection at Stumbras Museum, and finally look for gifts at Jaukus Namai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gertrude's Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step into the grandiose world of Raudondvaris Dvaras, examine the collection at Devil's Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas.

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Getting from Liepaja to Kaunas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Chisinau, Moldova

— 2 nights
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. On the 24th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Stephen the Great Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, head outdoors with Goa Territory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capriana Monastery, and finally do a tasting at Cricova Winery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Divine Providence, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Trip to Moldova Day Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chisinau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaunas to Chisinau takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Svalbard travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Churches

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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 · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
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.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.