23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Wroclaw, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h
8
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Seattle, United States


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1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour app.

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, make a trip to Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Little Red House Design Store. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Viru Square.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tallinn vacation builder.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In December, Tallinn is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Copenhagen using our trip planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Copenhagen. In December, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer than Tallinn - with highs of 43°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get in on the family fun at GOjump Park Trampolin, pause for some serene contemplation at KoSciol OpatrznoSci Bozej we Wroclawiu, and then go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Copenhagen to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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GOjump Park Trampolin ©
GOjump Park Trampolin
Rynek of Wroclaw
Rynek of Wroclaw

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Kafka House, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let little ones run wild at Kampa Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Stephansplatz, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then snap pictures at Karlsbruecke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, don't miss a visit to Sinwellturm, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, then examine the collection at Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Weinstadel.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Nuremberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cologne day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nuremberg to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Nuremberg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 37°F in Cologne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France.

Plan a Strasbourg trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bruges travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the London route tool.

Getting from Bruges to London by combination of car and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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