17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
fly:  5 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Malmo, Sweden
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
6
Abisko, Sweden
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Uppsala, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Turku, Finland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
9
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

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 19th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Nyhavn. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and finally see the interesting displays at Stevns Klint.

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Ankara, Turkey to Copenhagen is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stevns Klint, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

few
hours
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Gustus Butik & Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Malmo trip site .

Drive from Copenhagen to Malmo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Malmo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Malmo

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gustus Butik & Gallery ©
Gustus Butik & Gallery

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gothenburg day trip site .

You can drive from Malmo to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gothenburg when traveling from Malmo in January, with lows around -3°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off toOslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Outdoors Parks Museums

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oslomarka and Tryvann Ski Resort. Get some cultural insight at Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution and 22 July Centre. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Hallanderiet (in Son) and Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) (in Horten). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nordmarka, wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Oslo road trip planning site .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gothenburg in January: highs in Oslo hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution, Hallanderiet, Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Visit Stockholm Old Town and Skogskyrkogarden for their historical value. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Stendorren Nature Reserve in Tystberga--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, appreciate the history behind Gustav II Adolfs Statue, hike along Roslagsleden, and get great views at Fjallgatan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Paradisets Naturreservat, Roslagsleden, Stendorren Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiruna Kyrka and Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård. Explore hidden gems such as Abisko National Park and Silverfallet. Change things up with a short trip to Kiruna Stadshuset in Kiruna (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: explore the activities along Tornetrask.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Abisko online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Stockholm to Abisko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uppsala.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiruna, Silverfallet
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Kiruna Kyrka ©
Kiruna Kyrka
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård ©

1
night
Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at The English Bookshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka, and then see the interesting displays at Biotopia - Biologiska Museet.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Abisko to Uppsala takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Uppsala are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uppsala

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka ©
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka
Biotopia - Biologiska Museet ©
Biotopia - Biologiska Museet
The English Bookshop ©
The English Bookshop

few
hours
Turku, Finland

Turku
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then step off the mainland to explore Uto.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Uppsala to Turku by car takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Uppsala to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of Katajanokka and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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