23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle, United States

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Old Church (in Delft), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, Old Church, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
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.
Visit Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Stroeget and Christiania. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

6
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.
Visit Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), stroll through Sodermalm, and wander the streets of Sandhamn.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, things will get a bit cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 38°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Söderskärin majakka about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Söderskärin majakka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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