50 days in Europe & Canada Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Canada Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandroupoli, Greece
— 1 day
Drive
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Sozopol, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nessebar, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly to Minsk National Airport, Drive to Nesvizh
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Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahojsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Naroch, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daugavpils, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tartu, Estonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
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Vosu, Estonia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Nuuk, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly to Deer Lake Airport, Drive to Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Valens Aqueduct. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Valide Mosque Complex, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally examine the collection at Pera Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alexandroupoli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Alexandroupoli, Greece

— 1 day
Alexandroupoli is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum of Thrace, then enjoy the sea views from Alexandroupoli's Lighthouse, then stop by Georgiadis Accessories & Souvenirs, and finally kick back and relax at Agia Paraskevi Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandroupoli trip itinerary website.

Getting from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli by car takes about 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli. In June, daytime highs in Alexandroupoli are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sozopol.

Things to do in Alexandroupoli

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Sozopol, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Kavatsite Beach, and finally go for a walk through Church of The Most Holy Mother. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ropotamo Nature Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Sozopol journey maker.

You can drive from Alexandroupoli to Sozopol in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nessebar.

Things to do in Sozopol

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Nessebar, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Church of Christ Pantocrator, get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach, and then make a splash at Action Aquapark. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of St Stephens Church, then explore the ancient world of Church of Saint Sophia, and finally explore the ancient world of Nessebar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nessebar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sozopol to Nessebar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June in Nessebar, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Varna, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphinarium Varna, then take an in-depth tour of Varna Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Varna travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Nessebar to Varna takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Varna are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip maker.

You can drive from Varna to Bucharest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Chisinau, Moldova

— 3 nights
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Chisinau is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Cricova Winery, admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch, walk around Dendrarium Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chisinau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Odessa, Ukraine

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, walk around City Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Odessa trip maker app.

Getting from Chisinau to Odessa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Nesvizh, Belarus

— 2 nights
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
On the 25th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, browse the exhibits of Nesvizh Castle, appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then steep yourself in history at Zamkovaya Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lenin Square, pause for some photo ops at Sparrow Monument, don't miss a visit to Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nesvizh road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Odessa to Nesvizh. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Odessa in June, expect Nesvizh to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lahojsk.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Lahojsk, Belarus

— 1 night
Lahoysk is a city in the Minsk Region of Belarus and the administrative center of the Lahoysk Raion.HistoryFirst chronicled in 1078, Lahoysk was the center of a small 12th-century principality, later absorbed into the Principality of Polotsk. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Mound of Glory, fly down the slopes at Logoisk Ski Complex, and then learn about all things military at The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Casimir's Church, and finally fly down the slopes at Republican Ski Center Silichy.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahojsk route planning app.

You can drive from Nesvizh to Lahojsk in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lahojsk are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Naroch.

Things to do in Lahojsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Naroch, Belarus

— 1 night
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Narochansky.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naroch route planner.

You can drive from Lahojsk to Naroch in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lahojsk in June since evenings lows in Naroch dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Naroch

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of 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.
Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius holiday planner.

You can drive from Naroch to Vilnius in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Daugavpils.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Daugavpils, Latvia

— 2 nights
Daugavpils is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Berkenelsk (Birkinelsk) Lutheran Church, then shop like a local with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aglona Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Preili Museum of Dolls. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Latgale Zoological Garden, steep yourself in history at Daugavpils Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple-chapel of Alexander Nevsky, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Daugavpils route planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Daugavpils takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Daugavpils are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Daugavpils

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Tartu, Estonia

— 2 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get in on the family fun at AHHAA Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Estonian National Museum, stop by Tartu Old City, then admire the natural beauty at Tartu University Botanical Garden, and finally ponder the design of The Kissing Students fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tartu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Daugavpils to Tartu takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Tartu

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Toompea Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tartu to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vosu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Vosu, Estonia

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark.

Start your trip to Vosu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Tallinn to Vosu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vosu

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip builder app.

Getting from Vosu to St. Petersburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vosu to St. Petersburg. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki planning tool.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Akureyri, Iceland

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

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You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Helsinki to Akureyri in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Akureyri reach 57°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nuuk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Nuuk, Greenland

— 1 night
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, examine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives, then make a trip to Nuuk Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Qornok.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nuuk tour planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Nuuk by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Greenland Standard Time (WGT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, Nuuk is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Nuuk

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Gros Morne National Park, Canada

— 2 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Tablelands, stroll through Gros Morne, see the interesting displays at The Discovery Center, and hike along Lookout Hills Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nuuk to Gros Morne National Park. Traveling from Nuuk to Gros Morne National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nuuk in July, with highs in Gros Morne National Park at 71°F and lows at 51°F.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Moldova travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.

Minsk Region travel guide

3.9
Castles · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
The central region of the republic, Minsk Region borders all others and is home to the nation's capital. Enjoy the arts at one of the two major theaters, or explore the 17 different museums showcasing the area's culture and history. Indulge in a meal at a chic cafe or highly rated restaurant in the capital city, and dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs. An area decimated during World War II, the capital city was rebuilt to Stalin's taste and makes a bold statement with its modern stone and cement buildings--reminders of the Soviet past--juxtaposed with its cosmopolitan crowd and culture. In contrast to the high-rise concrete buildings and general buzz of the capital, the slow-paced surrounding countryside features the country's largest lake and small towns and villages filled with ancient churches, cathedrals, monasteries, and castles.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.