17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, and then don't miss a visit to Townhall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hamburg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hamburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

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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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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