25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fantoft Stavkirke. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours, then examine the collection at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen online day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bergen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armed Forces Museum and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, stop by Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip maker site.

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in August since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritiman, then see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church.

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

You can drive from Oslo to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Gothenburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Visit Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strandvagen and Army Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and examine the collection at ABBA The Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm road trip planner.

Take a train from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Stockholm to Turku in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Stockholm to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, then visit Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Malmo, Sweden

— 2 nights

Sweden's Berlin

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 14th (Sat): make a trip to Little Square, take an in-depth tour of Malmohus castle, examine the collection at Theater Museum, then take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, and finally walk around Kungsparken. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Klosterkyrkan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Allhelgonakyrkan, and finally examine the collection at Disgusting Food Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Malmo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Helsinki to Malmo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Malmo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and St. Alban's Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amager Strandpark and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation planner.

Getting from Malmo to Copenhagen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, then steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke, and then wander the streets of Vadestedet. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Mathilde Fibigers Have, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus day trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Aalborg, Denmark

— 2 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Get some historical perspective at Voergaard Slot and Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady. Get some cultural insight at Dronninglund Kirke and Frederikshavn Kirke. Get out of town with these interesting Aalborg side-trips: Dronninglund Kunstcenter (in Dronninglund) and Bangsbo Fort Bunkermuseum (in Frederikshavn). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Aalborghus Castle, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Ghost, and get into the urban bustle at Fjordbyen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aalborg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips