38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Poznan, Poland
— 2 nights
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Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Malbork, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wroclaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Rynek of Wroclaw. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and then make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip builder website.

Durban, South Africa to Wroclaw is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Wroclaw. In August, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Poznan.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Poznan, Poland

— 2 nights
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek, then don't miss a visit to Croissant Museum, and then stroll through Malta Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Muzeum Martyrologii Wielkopolan - Fort VII, walk around Park Cytadela, and then tour or see a game at Termy Maltanskie.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Poznan online day trip planner.

Getting from Wroclaw to Poznan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Poznan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Torun.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks · Nature · Spas · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Torun, Poland

— 2 nights

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, appreciate the history behind Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, and then don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to Filus, then ponder the world of politics at Old Town Hall, and then steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Torun holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from Poznan to Torun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga). On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and then examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Torun to Gdansk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Torun in August, expect nights in Gdansk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malbork.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Malbork, Poland

— 1 night
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Dworzec kolejowy Malbork and then step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Malbork travel planner.

Drive from Gdansk to Malbork in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Malbork

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Katyn Museum, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip app.

Traveling by train from Malbork to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Malbork in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Krakow, Poland

— 4 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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Krakow road trip planning app.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Zakopane, Poland

— 3 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond & Lake Morskie Oko) and Terma Bania (in Bialka Tatrzanska). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, make a splash at Aqua Park Zakopane, appreciate the views at Dolina Koscieliska, and make a trip to Krupowki Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane vacation maker site.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zakopane, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

On the 23rd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Krakow trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.

Things to do in Krakow

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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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.
On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum, take a stroll through Uzupis, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), stop by Vilnius Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius online trip maker.

Fly from Krakow to Vilnius in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Riga, Latvia

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Cat House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga route planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then stroll around Kadriorg Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tallinn trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, attend a concert at Grona Lunds Tivoli, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tallinn to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

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 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then walk around Vigeland Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stortinget. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oslo attractions planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in August, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, then browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, and finally stop by Christiania. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then visit Stroeget.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen road trip tool.

Fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Copenhagen, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
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.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
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.

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.