20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
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: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner .

London, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

1
night
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 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, walk around Kungsparken, then make a trip to Little Square, and finally admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Malmo day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Malmo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Malmo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lund Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): put a fun spin on your tour with 100 Point Challenge Gothenburg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and finally get curious at Universeum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gothenburg holiday builder .

Drive from Malmo to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

4
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and head off the coast to Sandhamn.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Tallinn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

2
nights
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 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

4
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Vigelandsparken, examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and explore the activities along Oslofjord.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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