60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly to Kaliningrad, Bus to Gdansk
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Gdansk, Poland
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly to Sorvagur, Helicopter to Suduroy
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Suduroy, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
Helicopter to Sorvagur, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Vik, Iceland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maupertuis Memorial and Arktikum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Marttiini Store Old Factory. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Ronga and Hameenkatu. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Museum of Finland and Gallery A. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle), Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower (in Tampere) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Visit Neva Embankments and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pavlovsk State Museum and Faberge Museum. Step out of St. Petersburg to go to Kuzmolovsky and see WindTunnel FlyStation, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Grand Maket Russia, take in the views from Palace Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip site.

Getting from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archikatedra Oliwska and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Let the collections at Żywe Muzeum Piernika and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Torun (Town Square - Old Town & Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), get a taste of the local shopping with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and steep yourself in history at Westerplatte.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from St. Petersburg to Gdansk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Gdansk at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow and Polish Aviation Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barbican, Museum of Krakow and Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Galeria Krakowska, make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krakow travel route planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Rabacks Mekaniska Stenhuggeri and Haga are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Strandverket. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Volvo Museum, step off the mainland to explore Southern Gothenburg Archipelago, get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gothenburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Suduroy.
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Suduroy, Faroe Islands — 1 night

Suduroy represents a picturesque natural haven that serves an important breeding ground for many species of seabirds.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Ruth Smith Art Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Famjin church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Suduroy trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Suduroy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Suduroy: highs are around 6°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Tales from Iceland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Hella (Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall & Litla Lopasjoppan), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip tool.

You can fly from Suduroy to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Suduroy in January: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik, Iceland — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Icewear Vik Wool Vikurprjon, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vik visit planning app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Vik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Shop till you drop at The Watermill and Buchanan Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stirling Old Town Jail and The Michael Bruce Cottage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Discovery Point (in Dundee) and St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, and admire the landmark architecture of Auchindrain Township.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glasgow road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Vik to Glasgow in 11.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vik in February: highs in Glasgow hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 6 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Head to Burren Perfumery and Luan Galleryfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Sky Road (in Clifden), Limerick (Saint Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle, &more) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galway travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Glasgow to Galway in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. February in Galway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Visit Hore Abbey and 14 Henrietta Street for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and GPO Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny) and Trim Castle (in Trim). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, appreciate the history behind Newgrange, step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ohrid.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia — 2 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bay of the Bones Museum, steep yourself in history at Monastery Saint Naum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ali Pasha Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo and then explore the activities along Lake Ohrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ohrid online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Dublin to Ohrid in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Ohrid. In February, daytime highs in Ohrid are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sun).
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."
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Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
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Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Sweden travel guide

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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.
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Faroe Islands travel guide

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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.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.
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