20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
6
Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
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: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, wander the streets of Stroeget, and visit Christiania.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Copenhagen is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, expect Copenhagen to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
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Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Skansen, examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Olaf’s Church, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and finally walk around Kadriorg Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then look for gifts at Karu Talu Chocolate, then visit Tallinn Old Town, and finally make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn day trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn is 1 hour. In May in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
St. Olaf’s Church ©
St. Olaf’s Church

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Riga Stock Exchange Building. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Pushkin.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Riga online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, Riga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
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 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vilnius road trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leipzig.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Hill of Three Crosses ©
Hill of Three Crosses

2
nights
Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), pause for some photo ops at Neues Bach-Denkmal, examine the collection at Bach Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, appreciate the extensive heritage of Naschmarkt, then admire the striking features of Altes Rathaus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), and finally admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leipzig holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vilnius to Leipzig takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Leipzig due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Leipzig

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste
Grassi Museum ©
Grassi Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Fountain of Justice, make a trip to Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, and finally explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Leipzig to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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