26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Molle, Sweden
— 1 night
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Ystad, Sweden
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Skagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Odda, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Porvoo, Finland
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stockholm is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Stockholm is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Stockholm at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

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 17th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Molle.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Molle, Sweden

— 1 night
Mölle is a locality situated in Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 715 inhabitants in 2010.It is best known for its scenic harbour and its location adjacent to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve. On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Brunnby Church, stroll around Krapperups Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Kullabergsguiderna.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Molle trip planning tool.

Drive from Gothenburg to Molle in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ystad.

Things to do in Molle

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ystad, Sweden

— 1 night
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ales Stenar, get engrossed in the history at Charlotte Berlins Museum, then kick back and relax at Mossbystrand beach, and finally wander the streets of Per Helsas Gard.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ystad tour planner.

Drive from Molle to Ystad in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ystad can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Ystad

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Family-friendly places like Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, visit Stroeget, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ystad to Copenhagen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Odense, Denmark

— 1 night

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and then walk around Fruens Boge.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Odense online visit planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Odense are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to LEGOLAND Billund and LEGO House. Step out of Aarhus to go to Them and see Rovfugleshow, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and appreciate the history behind Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aarhus online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Skagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Skagen, Denmark

— 1 night
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kandestederne, look for gifts at Skagen Ostehus, and then make a trip to Grenen.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Skagen day trip website.

Drive from Aarhus to Skagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aarhus in July since evenings lows in Skagen dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Odda.

Things to do in Skagen

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Odda, Norway

— 1 night
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trolltunga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Odda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Skagen to Odda takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, Odda is a bit cooler than Skagen - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Flam.
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Flam, Norway

— 1 night
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, get a dose of the wild on FjordSafari, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and finally explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Flam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Odda to Flam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Flam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

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 31st (Sat): cool off at Iskanten, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip maker app.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Vigeland Park, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally stop by Outland Oslo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Stortinget, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oslo road trip tool.

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in July, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Svolvaer, Norway

— 1 night
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Festvagtind Hike.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Svolvaer trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Svolvaer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in August: highs in Svolvaer hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

Getting from Svolvaer to Rovaniemi by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Svolvaer to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Porvoo, Finland

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Hardanger travel guide

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Landmarks · Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas

Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums