23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Quebec City, Canada

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Luxembourg Square. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tyne Cot Cemetery and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Cathedral of Our Lady (in Antwerp), Ghent (Gravensteen & Saint Bavo's Cathedral) and Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend). There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Brussels is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in August; daily highs in Brussels reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Cathedral of Our Lady, In Flanders Fields Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, then examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canals area, Zuiderzeemuseum, Louwman Museum The Hague, Zaanse Schans
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. Keep things going the next day: laugh and play at Norsk Folkemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, then take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Paradisets Naturreservat, then ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stockholm Canals.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, Stockholm is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Paradisets Naturreservat
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Monteliusvagen ©
Monteliusvagen
The Swedish History Museum ©
The Swedish History Museum
Storkyrkan ©
Storkyrkan

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Design Museum, and finally stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Pavlovsk State Museum and Kazan Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Neva Embankments and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and snap pictures at Anichkov Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, then steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and finally examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow online holiday planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) ©
Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)
Kremlin Walls and Towers ©
Kremlin Walls and Towers

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Saviour's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then step aboard Viking Ship Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kronborg, then admire the masterpieces at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and then explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Copenhagen in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roskilde, Kronborg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll explore and learn at International Maritime Museum and Holstentor. Get some historical perspective at Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and St. Michael's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik (in Ostseebad Rerik), Schwerin Cathedral (in Schwerin) and Schloss Kalkhorst (in Kalkhorst). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Alster, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hamburg day trip site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Schwerin, Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik, Holstentor, Schloss Kalkhorst
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Schwerin Cathedral ©
Schwerin Cathedral
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

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