22 days in United Kingdom, Scandinavia & Europe Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Scandinavia & Europe Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom, Scandinavia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get great views at Calton Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then visit Great Away Days. On the next day, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Nature
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip maker tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally get outside with Riddarholmen. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm travel planning site .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Stockholm sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, walk around Vondelpark, and make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

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Fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London online attractions planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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