15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Thingvellir, Iceland

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke, pause for some photo ops at H.C. Andersen Statue, and steep yourself in history at Kastellet.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In September, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Vilnius takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Vilnius. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

1
night
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 6th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally visit Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Riga road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kadriorg Palace, walk around Kadriorg Park, examine the collection at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), then visit Tallinn Old Town, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, look for gifts at Karu Talu Chocolate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally make a trip to Toompea Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Tallinn sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

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

1
night
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 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Skansen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, then enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm online journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm. September in Stockholm sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
On the 12th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then stroll around Vigeland Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at VR Games Zone.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
VR Games Zone ©
VR Games Zone
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in September, plan for slightly colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Spas

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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