17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Munch Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

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Vancouver, Canada to Oslo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Oslo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Oslo is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 23°C and lows of 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
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Haga and then get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park.

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Getting from Oslo to Gothenburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, Gothenburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga

3
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.
Attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm driving holiday planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town and then get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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.
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. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and then kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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