19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
flight:  12​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  18​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
train:  5​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
ferry:  17​h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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

1
night
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 GUM Department Store, Moscow Cathedral Mosque and Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Moscow Cathedral Mosque, admire the striking features of GUM Department Store, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), then admire the landmark architecture of Novodevichy Convent, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Marshal Zhukov, browse the collection at Russian State Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Istanbul to Moscow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for little chillier days in Moscow, with highs around -1°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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.
You've now added The State Hermitage Museum to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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. On the 19th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, examine the collection at Skansen, then get a taste of local nightlife at Hard Rock Cafe, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boulebar Surbrunn.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online travel route builder .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Monteliusvagen ©
Monteliusvagen
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.
Grand Mosque has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stockholm in December since evenings lows in Copenhagen dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baitun Nasr - Furuset Mosque, Tryvann Ski Resort and Fram Polar Ship Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, explore the activities along Oslo Fjord, don't miss a visit to The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and appreciate the history behind Tiger Sculpture.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Oslo online travel planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Oslo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Frogner Park ©
Frogner Park
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hyde Park, Harrods, London Central Mosque, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Shakespeare Monument.

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

Fly from Oslo to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to London. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in London, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Oxford Street ©
Oxford Street
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

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), explore and take pictures at University of Oxford, see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then get advice or help at Bodleian Library, and finally examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford trip maker app .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Oxford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive 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 contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge day trip app .

Getting from Oxford to Cambridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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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