24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and St. Mary's Basilica. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Krakow is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palace of Culture and Science, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Vilnius.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), don't miss a visit to St John's church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In July in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riga.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Riga, Latvia — 2 nights

Paris of the North

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 31st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and finally make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and then get outside with Jurmala Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Riga tour builder tool.

Drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Helsinki.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tallinn.
more
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Tallinn, Estonia — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Tallinn Old Town and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Traveller Tours, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, wander the streets of Stroeget, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and visit Christiania.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Tallinn to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Aarhus.
more
Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Aarhus, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Attractions like LEGOLAND Billund and LEGO House make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Aarhus to go to Billund and see Lalandia, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, stroll through Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden, and get engrossed in the history at Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus trip site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
more
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Poland travel guide

4.6
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
more

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
more

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
more

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
more

Estonia travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
more