35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Sydney - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

6
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Stockholm itinerary site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Stockholm, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

7
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Rundetarn. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in January, things will get a bit warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around 3°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

5
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.
Attractions like Norsk Folkemuseum and Kreftforeningens Vitensenter make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, and admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in January, with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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6
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Ljosafoss Power Station make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Galgaklettur (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Strokkur, Ljosafoss Power Station, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Gullfoss Falls, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©

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