17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Bring the kids along to Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), steep yourself in history at Norsk Folkemuseum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Oslo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Haga and then find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg day trip app.

Getting from Oslo to Gothenburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Oslo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gothenburg, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Attractions like Vasa Museum and Skansen make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planning tool.

Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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Helsinki, Finland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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Tallinn, Estonia

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.
Bring the kids along to Tallinn Old Town and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and walk around Kadriorg Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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 19th (Wed): stop by Vilnius Old Town and then admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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Riga, Latvia

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 21st (Fri): take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then walk around Dzintari Forest Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip builder site.

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

4.1
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."

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.

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.

Latvia travel guide

4.2
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.