38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 15​min
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Vaasa, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Skelleftea, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
9
Mosjoen, Norway
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h
10
Otta, Norway
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
11
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip app .

Seattle, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 49°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Thermal Spas, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Step out of Aarhus to go to Billund and see LEGOLAND Billund, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, stroll through Brabrandstien, pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken, and delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Aarhus by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Aarhus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aarhus: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Billund
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©

5
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 theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

5
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

5
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Tallinn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa, Finland

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Skelleftea.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Skelleftea, Sweden

Skelleftea ©
Skellefteå is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32,775 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): cruise along Strandpromenaden, then stroll around Nordanaparken, and then take a stroll through Bonnstan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Skelleftea itinerary planning site .

Drive from Vaasa to Skelleftea in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vaasa to Skelleftea is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Skelleftea can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Skelleftea

Parks Scenic Drive Trails
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Strandpromenaden ©
Strandpromenaden

1
day
Mosjoen, Norway

Mosjoen ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Marsora Hiking Trail, then trek along Oyfjellvarden Hiking Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dolstad Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mosjoen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Skelleftea to Mosjoen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Mosjoen can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Otta.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dolstad Church ©
Dolstad Church

1
day
Otta, Norway

Otta
Otta is a town in the municipality of Sel in the county of Oppland in Norway.The nameThe town is named after the Otta river.General informationIt has 1,687 inhabitants per 1 January 2012 making it the largest settlement in the municipality Sel, of which it is the administrative centre.Otta has a regional medical clinic.The first three tiers of Norwegian education are covered by its primary and secondary schools and the high school, Otta vidaregående skule.GeographySituated 110 kilometers North from Lillehammer, it spans the valley floor where Ottadalen branches of the Gudbrand Valley and the largely glacial fed, most of its 4,000 km^2 watershed being in a very arid region, the river Otta merges into GudbrandsdalslågenNorth-east lies the massif Rondane, which areas became the first national park in Norway in 1962, and has several mountains over 2,000 metres.TransportationOtta sits at roughly the midway point between Oslo and Trondheim along the (E6)European route E06, and the Rv15 starts here connected to the E6, heading west along Ottadalen and over the mountains to Stryn, along the Nordfjord, finally terminating in Måløy Otta is also an important link on the Dovre Line, since Otta Station is the only station in the valley where every single passing passenger train stops. To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Otta trip planner.

You can drive from Mosjoen to Otta in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toOslo.

Things to do in Otta

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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6
nights
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, and walk around Vigelandsparken.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Otta to Oslo takes 4 hours. In June in Oslo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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