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Helsinki, Finland
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Helsinki, Finland
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Rome, Italy
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Cuggiono, Italy
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Paris, France
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 1 night

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 7 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Moscow Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Sergiyev Posad (Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, contemplate the long history of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova, get to know the fascinating history of Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Moscow, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg, Russia — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online travel planner.

You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 1 day

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 89°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 3 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mdina Dungeons, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then explore the ancient world of Tarxien Temples, then delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. July in Valletta sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cuggiono.
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Cuggiono, Italy — 3 nights

Cuggiono is a small Italian town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan, 50km west of Milan on the Motorway A4 to Turin, gate of Marcallo-Mesero.The Italian singer and composer Angelo Branduardi was born there.Cuggiono is the sister city of Herrin, Illinois. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesetta Dio il Sa and Chiesa di San Pietro e Paolo. Visit Castello Sforzesco and Villa Annoni, Cicogna, Bellora for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cuggiono: Badia di Dulzago (in Bellinzago Novarese) and Museo Civico Archeologico Etnografico (in Oleggio). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Crespi Bonsai, snap pictures at Ponte di Cuggiono, walk around Parco del Ticino, and contemplate the waterfront views at Parco Arcadia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuggiono road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Valletta to Cuggiono with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cuggiono when traveling from Valletta in July, with lows around 65°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then stop by Montmartre.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Cuggiono to Paris with the Route module. In July, Paris is little chillier than Cuggiono - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Madrid reach 94°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Island of Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.
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Province of Milan travel guide

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Nightlife · Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."

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