19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Bergen, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Bergen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get slightly colder in Bergen: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Bergen in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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 (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally contemplate the long history of Kastellet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then steep yourself in history at Amalienborg, and then take a stroll through Stroeget.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps and tourist information, read Venice trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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