16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, admire the striking features of Polaria, and admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tromso route planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tromso is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Tromso due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 2°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tromso to Reykjavik in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helsinki Central Railway Station. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Helsinki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, then see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally examine the collection at Skansen.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, and then take in the views from Cirkelbroen. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then make a trip to The Little Mermaid.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 2°C in Copenhagen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

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

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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