33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation builder

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly to Kiruna Airport, Drive to Abisko
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Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
Ferry
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lyon, France
Train
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

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 day by day itinerary now includes Stroeget, Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and then take a stroll through Stroeget. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens.

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Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Copenhagen. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Copenhagen to be colder, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Abisko, Sweden

— 1 night
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
On the 20th (Mon), look and learn at Aurora Sky Station and then explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Abisko trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copenhagen to Abisko. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in December, with highs in Abisko at 0°C and lows at -2°C. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Abisko

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Snowman World Igloo Hotel, Santa Claus Reindeer and Lordi's Square. Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office will thrill your kids. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey planning app.

You can drive from Abisko to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Abisko in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Copenhagen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Copenhagen. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Copenhagen at 7°C and lows at 2°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Athens, Greece

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis Museum and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Attica Zoological Park (in Spata) and Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation & Fortress Palamidi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens vacation tool.

Getting from Copenhagen to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Athens is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Spaccanapoli, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then look for gifts at Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Naples trip builder tool.

Fly from Athens to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip maker app.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 1 night
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano road trip site.

Drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 10°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Parks

Sorrento, Italy

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Capri.

Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Marina Piccola, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, admire the masterpieces at Museo Ignazio Cerio, then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, and finally appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capri tour website.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Capri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 1 night
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Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in January, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Naples in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Gornergrat, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Lyon, France

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Stella Stellina, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Shopping

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, The Hall of Mirrors, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool.

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips