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: examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, stroll around Vigelandsparken, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Traveling from Vancouver in February, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
On the 10th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park and then get to know the fascinating history of Haga.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg trip app .

You can drive from Oslo to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gothenburg when traveling from Oslo in February, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Bring the kids along to Skansen and Vasa Museum. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, and ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Stockholm planning tool .

Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Stockholm are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°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 Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Bring the kids along to Stroomi Beach and Energy Discovery Centre. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tallinn route tool .

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Energy Discovery Centre ©
Energy Discovery Centre
Stroomi Beach ©
Stroomi Beach

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): get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and finally wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish 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
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Jurmala Beach and then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riga trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Riga, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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