No one appears to have talked about map mods here, so I shall~
In my opinion, one of the best timelapse opportunities I have seen would have to be on ProMods driving from Nordkapp to Helsinki.
I love how over time the scenery gets more and more 'civilised', gradually expanding to four-lane motorways etc.
Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more "risque", I would use RusMap and take a drive from Moscow to Borisoglebsk, or some neighbouring city around there.
Hope I helped, and I apologise if mods are out of the question