19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
3
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
7
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
train:  3​h
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to London is 6 hours. In June, London is slightly colder than San Jose - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder site .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald Area attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Grindelwald Area takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald Area to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Helsinki fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Helsinki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. In June, Helsinki is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then walk around Vigelandsparken. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, then explore the activities along Oslofjord, and then see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip maker app .

Getting from Helsinki to Oslo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Oslo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Oslo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

1
night
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
On the 28th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town in Aarhus, then get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Oslo to Aarhus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Aarhus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip tool .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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