12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 1 day
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to El Tari Airport

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Rovaniemi, Finland

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Santa Claus Office and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kupang, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kupang in April, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Tromso.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Tromso, Norway

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Coastal Hiking and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Charlottenlund park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tromso online trip builder.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Tromso in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Tromso. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum. Visit Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Christian IV's Glove for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy, take a stroll through Street Art at Ingens gate, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in April, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip site.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in April: highs in Reykjavik hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip builder site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Munich in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Munich: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.