19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
flight:  11​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  14​h
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
ferry:  15​h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
train:  5​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
ferry:  17​h 30​min
8
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
10
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You've now added Suleymaniye Cami to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 7°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, GUM and Moscow Cathedral Mosque. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and browse the collection at Russian State Library.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moscow vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Moscow hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
The State Hermitage Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder site .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

1
day
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tallinn Free Tour as well as Tallinn Old Town. On the 20th (Fri), take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Tallinn Free Tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Tallinn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tallinn

Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Free Tour ©
Tallinn Free Tour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Hard Rock Cafe has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Skansen, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Hard Rock Cafe. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Fly from Tallinn to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

1
night
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.
You've now added Grand Mosque to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen attractions tool .

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 2°C in Copenhagen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
The Cathedral Museum ©
The Cathedral Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baitun Nasr - Furuset Mosque, Tryvann Ski Resort and Fram Museum. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, then examine the collection at The Nobel Peace Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitun Nasr - Furuset Mosque, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stortinget. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): gear up at Tryvann Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oslo route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Copenhagen in December since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tryvann Ski Resort ©
Tryvann Ski Resort
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camden Market, Madame Tussauds London, London Central Mosque, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Oxford Street. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Big Ben, take in the spiritual surroundings of London Central Mosque, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in London when traveling from Oslo in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Oxford Street ©
Oxford Street
Big Ben ©
Big Ben
Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London

1
night
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
University of Oxford has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), gain insight at University of Oxford, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then get lost in a book at Bodleian Library, and finally see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oxford journey website .

Traveling by train from London to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

1
night
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
You've now added King's College Chapel to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, then gain insight at King's College Chapel, then deepen your understanding at University of Cambridge, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary and St Michael's Church.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cambridge tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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