Northeastern Europe – Introduction and Our Route

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Northeastern Europe:

  1. Northeastern Europe – Introduction and Our Route
  2. Gothenburg, Sweden
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland
  5. Vilnius, Lithuania
  6. Warsaw, Poland
  7. Krakow, Poland and Auschwitz
  8. Prague, Czech Republic
  9. Northeastern Europe Photos

We arrived in Europe a few days ago after an incredibly relaxing two weeks with our family in Florida. Even though we hopped between Miami and Tampa 3 times, and drove to Atlanta and Charlotte, it was still a low-stress visit that really helped recharge our batteries.

So, I know we said before that our plan was to get to Europe and stay in one place for a while, only doing short-side trips as opposed to longer adventures. Well, we made it two days before we are taking off for a 19 day adventure around northeastern Europe (the Baltics). This was not originally our game-plan, but we were fortunate enough to have met several wonderful people in our travels that call this part of the world home. Since we are in the neighborhood, we thought we’d come visit, and it turned out that late May was the best time for us to come visit them. We also have some friends visiting Estonia at the end of May, so we added that on to the trip. My friend in Frankfurt wanted to visit Prague the following weekend, and since it wasn’t worth the cost to fly to Frankfurt and back to Prague, we decided to do it over-land and see Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland along the way.

Confusing? Sound exhausting? It is, a bit. We actually just finished planning several of the legs before we left for the airport today, and still have more planning to do on the road! But, we are excited to incorporate travel with our friends into our adventure, so it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.

Hopefully when we return to Frankfurt on June 9, we’ll be ready to relax for a week or two and back to our original plan. However, during this trip, we’ll do our best to blog about each city we go to along the way.  Here is the route we’ll be taking so you can follow along:

Gothenburg, Sweden >>
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