27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Train to Turku Satama, Ferry to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, cruise along Ring Road, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip builder.

Seattle, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Kunoy Park (in Kunoy), Haraldssund Tunnel (in Haraldssund) and Vestmanna Saga Museum (in Vestmanna).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vagar Island online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vagar Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Vagar Island are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 11th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vagar Island to Helsinki takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vagar Island in September: highs in Helsinki hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, then steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, and finally stroll around Kungstradgarden Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kalmar, Sweden

— 2 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Kalmar side-trips: Marine Museum Karlskrona (in Karlskrona), Bergdala Glastekniska Museum (in Hovmantorp) and Ronneby Brunnspark (in Ronneby). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swedish Glass Museum, take in the views from Ölandsbron, explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle, and admire the striking features of Vaxjo Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalmar driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Kalmar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and then visit Stroeget.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip app.

Drive from Kalmar to Copenhagen in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
On the 21st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Stortinget. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally stop by Outland Oslo.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Copenhagen in September since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Bergen, Norway

— 3 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.
Step out of Bergen to go to Herdla and see Gone Paddling AS, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, learn the secrets of beer at Bergen Food Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip tool.

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bergen, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.