27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Train:  6​h 15​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Monaghan, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gullfoss Falls and Kerið. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on The Cave, experience rural life at Fridheimar, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik journey builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Reykjavik, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Glanni Waterfall, Krysuvik, Kerið, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
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.
Viking Ship Museum and Oslomarka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vigeland Museum and Drobak. Step out of Oslo to go to Tonsberg and see Brygga i Toensberg, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ljan Church, take a peaceful walk through Nordmarka, and see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Reykjavik in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brygga i Toensberg
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at Royal Armory, then steep yourself in history at Skogskyrkogarden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Orvieto and Piazza Venezia. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Step out of Rome to go to Marmore and see Cascata delle Marmore, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Rome is minus 1 hour. In May, Rome is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Hallenbad City, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, then take a stroll through Schipfe, then examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Naturstation Silberweide.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Naturstation Silberweide
Highlights from your plan
Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried ©
Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Maintenon
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at HMS Warrior 1860 and Tower of London. Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester (Winchester City Mill & Winchester Cathedral), Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson (in Portsmouth) and Portchester Castle (in Portchester). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, wander the streets of South Bank, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planning app .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winchester, Portsmouth, Portchester Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

3
nights
Monaghan, Ireland

Monaghan ©
Monaghan is the county town of County Monaghan, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Inch Wildfowl Reserve and Dun A Ri Forest Park. Get some cultural insight at Trim Castle and Elphin Windmill. Change things up with these side-trips from Monaghan: Multyfarnham Friary (in Multyfarnham), Mainistir Bhuithe (in Drogheda) and Trim (St. Patrick's Church & St Mary's Abbey). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mel's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Cavan Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Monaghan County Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monaghan online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Monaghan. In May, daily temperatures in Monaghan can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monaghan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trim, Letterkenny, The Old Courthouse, Dun A Ri Forest Park, Inch Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Elphin Windmill ©
Elphin Windmill
Multyfarnham Friary ©
Multyfarnham Friary

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