30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
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Minsk, Belarus
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Riga, Latvia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Helsinki, Finland
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Tromso, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Warsaw, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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Bucharest, Romania
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Ski Stadium Zorkiy, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then get great views at Moscow Cathedral Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskiy stavropigialnyy zhenskiy monastyr' u Pokrovskoy zastavy goroda Moskvy, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Russian Icon, then take an in-depth tour of L. Tolstoi's Khamovniki Memorial Estate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel planner.

Hyderabad, India to Moscow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in February; daily highs in Moscow reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 4th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Money Museum Groshi, make a trip to Gallery Slavutyya Maistry, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of All Saints, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mound of Glory.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk journey planner.

Getting from Moscow to Minsk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Minsk are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Spas · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Rahma Mosque, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Pantheleimon Nunnery – Feofania, and finally don't miss a visit to Narodniy Dim Ukraine.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev). In February, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

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Vilnius, Lithuania

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 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then examine the collection at Toy museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Live Tropical Butterfly Exhibition.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

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Riga, Latvia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn from the experts at Mezakakis Adventure Park, appreciate the history behind Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then get your game on at Portals VR Arcade, and finally admire the striking features of The House that was Built in 1903. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Drifta Halle (Drift Hall), then explore the world behind art at Art Studio 'Inner Light', then enjoy some diversion at Riga Shooting Range, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riga driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Fun & Games · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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Tallinn, Estonia

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.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Peter the Great House Museum, steep yourself in history at Kiiu Vassal Stronghold, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jagala Waterfall, then learn about all things military at Estonian War Museum, and finally stop by Fe Arts & Crafts. On your second day here, make a trip to Jardines del Rey Danes, ponder the world of politics at Stenbock House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery Claustrum, then examine the collection at Estonian Art Doll House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Marzipana Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn online trip planner.

Fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Tallinn sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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Helsinki, Finland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Electric Transportation Museum and Bank Bridge. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter the Great the Founder of Kronstadt, stroll around Zelenogorsk Recreation Park, examine the collection at Icebreaker Krasin, and don't miss a visit to Mosaic Yard.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

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Tromso, Norway

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Grotfjord, then admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and finally browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip maker.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Tromso in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Bergius Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Sofia Kyrka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katarina Kyrka, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Adolf Fredriks Kyrka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka, examine the collection at ArkDes, then explore the engaging exhibits at Stockholm Toy Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at S:t Jacobs Kyrka.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip planner.

Fly from Tromso to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In February, daytime highs in Stockholm are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind H.C. Andersen Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holmens Kirke, take in panoramic vistas at Tarnet, then look for gifts at Crime Passionnel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost, and finally make a trip to Hoejbro Plads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church, steep yourself in history at St. Aleksander Nevsky Church, then take a stroll around Ofelia Plads, then brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Danish Naval Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Radhuspladsen.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stockholm in February since evenings lows in Copenhagen dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Dollhouses, Games and Toys, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Niewidzialna Wystawa. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Frederic Chopin, then deepen your understanding at University of Warsaw, and then test your problem-solving skills at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, Warsaw is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

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Krakow, Poland

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kanonicza and Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Father Bernatek Footbridge, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Zywych Motyli, visit ICE Krakow Congress Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow itinerary planner.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll around Tineretului Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. February in Bucharest sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then don't miss a visit to Dragalevtsi Monastery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia road trip planning site.

Fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bucharest, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sofia, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum and Fatih Mosque and Complex. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Beyoglu, stop by Eminonu Square, have some family-friendly fun at Tuzak, and explore the activities along Halic.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in February, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Belarus travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
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

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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

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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.

Poland travel guide

4.5
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.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.