17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary builder website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
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 31st (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and finally kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, then take a stroll through Stroeget, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

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Fly from Paris to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Copenhagen are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Skansen, see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally learn about all things military at Royal Armory. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, then step off the mainland to explore Langholmen, then view the masterpieces at Fargfabriken, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Stockholm, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Laskovy, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In April in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
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.
Head to Kuznetsky Most Street and GUMfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate State Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml). Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, take a stroll through Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), and examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Moscow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bird Park Vorobyi, Ski Stadium Zorkiy
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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