17 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

17 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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17 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Ferry:  14​h 15​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Train:  6​h 30​min
5
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
6
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
7
Portland, United States
— 1 night
End: Portland, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip website .

Portland, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Reykjavik is 8 hours. While traveling from Portland, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Helsinki hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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.
Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Skansen and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, enjoy the music at Grona Lunds Tivoli, take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, and examine the collection at Royal Armory.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip website .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Oslo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

1
night
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord, then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, and finally examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet.

To plan Flam vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Oslo to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Flam to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stegastein Lookout, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Flaamsbana Museet ©
Flaamsbana Museet

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kids will enjoy Iskanten and Myte Illustrations. Bryggen and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, shop like a local with Fish Market, and look for gifts at Gunvor Handmade Illustration.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planning tool .

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Iskanten
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

1
night
Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To plan Portland vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Bergen to Portland in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Bergen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Portland: highs are around 83°F and lows about 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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