18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Solingen, Germany

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 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, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Copenhagen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

Vagar Island ©
On the 11th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Trollkonufingur.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vagar Island journey builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjavik to Vagar Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Vagar Island dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Parks Nature
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Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Lake Leitisvatn ©
Lake Leitisvatn

3
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, kick back and relax at Ingierstrand Beach, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and wander the streets of Grunerlokka.

Plan trip to Oslo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Vagar Island to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vagar Island to Oslo is 1 hour. Traveling from Vagar Island in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -9°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Beaches
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip builder .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for little chillier days in Stockholm, with highs around 0°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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