18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Bamberg, Germany
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: Bamberg, Germany

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Larkollen Beach and Sjobadet. Change things up with a short trip to The Fortified Town in Fredrikstad (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and sample the fine beverages at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo itinerary builder.

Bamberg, Germany to Oslo is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bamberg in December, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Fortified Town, Sjobadet, Larkollen Beach
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Gardens and Royal Armory. Skansen and The Swedish History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Stockholm, make a side trip to see Godsmagasinet in Uppsala, approximately Uppsala away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at House of Amber Stockholm, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and ponder the world of politics at Riddarhuset.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Uppsala
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
The Swedish History Museum ©
The Swedish History Museum

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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 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On the next day, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, thenexamine the collection at The Helsinki Fire Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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.
Let the collections at Kumu Art Museum and Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik and Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta). The adventure continues: visit Tallinn Old Town, see the interesting displays at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Tallinn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to KGB Building and Museum of Riga's History and Navigation. Latvian National Museum Of Art and Musee Art Nouveau will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riga holiday builder.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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KGB Building ©
KGB Building
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Musee Art Nouveau ©
Musee Art Nouveau

2
nights
Vilnius, 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum (The Green House), contemplate the long history of Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), thenexamine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania ©
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania ©
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

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