41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Kittila and see Giewont Husky Adventures, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Ahvenisto, Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and engage your brain at National Museum of Science and Technology.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Stockholm, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kids will enjoy Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Norsk Folkemuseum and Rush Trampoline park, Oslo. Take a break from Oslo with a short trip to Gullich in Son, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, walk around Vigelandsparken, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Oslo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gullich
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

7
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Bring the kids along to Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Ljosafoss Power Station (in Selfoss) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik route maker .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in January, expect nights in Reykjavik to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ljosafoss Power Station, Strokkur, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©

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