21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
4
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
8
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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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 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In December in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Moscow sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and finally don't miss a visit to Cat House. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, thenwander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Alberta Iela.

Before you visit Riga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Riga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Riga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in January, things will get a bit warmer in Riga: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Riga Cathedral
Riga Cathedral
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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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 5th (Wed), make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, thensteep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, thentake some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, thentake in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue, thenfind something for the whole family at Junibacken, thensee the interesting displays at Skansen, and finally examine the collection at ABBA The Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, thenadmire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Tallinn to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Stockholm are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, thenwalk around Vigeland Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally examine the collection at 22 July Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in January, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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