39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h
4
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  4 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Seattle, United States

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Porvoo Old Town, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Tulliniemi Nature Path
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. Museum-lovers will appreciate Skansen and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Stendorren Nature Reserve (in Tystberga) and Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka & Gamla Uppsala). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and see the interesting displays at Royal Armory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uppsala, Mall of Scandinavia, Stendorren Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and Bygdøy. Do your shopping at Karl Johans gate and Aker Brygge. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, stop by Outland Oslo, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and learn about all things military at Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

6
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Shop till you drop at The Gift Shop and Baravelli's. You'll explore and learn at Conwy Castle and National Slate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Harlech (Harlech Castle & Harlech Beach), National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll) and Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, look for gifts at Conwy Art & Craft, enjoy the sand and surf at West Shore Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Llandudno online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Oslo to Llandudno in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Llandudno. Traveling from Oslo in September, Llandudno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Conwy, Dinas Dinlle, Harlech, Zip World Fforest, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Wicklow Mountains National Park and Tayto Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stop by DesignYard, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planner .

Getting from Llandudno to Dublin by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Tayto Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

6
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Iceland and Perlan. Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Borgarnes (Blomasetrid & The Settlement Center), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and Hella (Horseback Riding Tours & Litla Lopasjoppan). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at JS Watch Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and shop like a local with Gallery Floi.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip app .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 52°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Hella, Borgarnes, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Gallery Floi, Laugabud
Highlights from your plan
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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