28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere, Finland
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Great Hall (in Winchester) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary website.

Launceston, Australia to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Launceston to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Launceston in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 5 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.
Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Kaunas (National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas Castle, &more) and Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vilnius TV Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius journey planner.

Getting from London to Vilnius by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Vilnius. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 4 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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Vilnius, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.
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Turku, Finland — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Alppiruusupuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.
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Tampere, Finland — 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and see the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 5 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Reykjavik in 9 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampere to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampere in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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