41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  29 h
1
Oulu, Finland
— 1 day
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Tampere, Finland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
9
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
10
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
11
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 15 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Adelaide, Australia

1
day
Oulu, Finland

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Oulu is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Oulu, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Oulu reach -7°C and lows reach -14°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Tours Outdoors Parks

3
nights
Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sappee Ski Resort and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Step out of the city life by going to Himos Ski Resort and Skiing Centre Juupavaara. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Pohtiolampi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere route maker tool .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Skiing Centre Juupavaara, Sappee Ski Resort, Himos Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Pohtiolampi ©
Pohtiolampi
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Spas. Take a break from the city and head to Paavolan Tammi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

4
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 in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and Stockholm Canals. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Sodermalm. Change things up with a short trip to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, pause for some photo ops at Storkyrkan, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and step off the mainland to explore Skeppsholmen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in January, Stockholm is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Sodermalm ©
Sodermalm

4
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Ramsvikslandet and Anggardsbergens Naturreservat. Go for a jaunt from Gothenburg to Lysekil to see Stangehuvud Naturreservat about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Kvarnbyn.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Kayaking & Canoeing, Fishing Charters & Tours, Ramsvikslandet, Kvarnbyn
Highlights from your plan
Saltholmen ©
Saltholmen
Ramsvikslandet ©
Ramsvikslandet
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Mons Klint and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Get outdoors at Stevns Klint and Amager Strandpark. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Marielyst to see Marielyst Strand about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Nyhavn, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, take a stroll through Christiania, and get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Copenhagen travel route planner.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Stevns Klint, Mons Klint, Marielyst Strand
Highlights from your plan
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bygdøy and Oslofjord. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holmenkollen Ski Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Tryvann Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski & Guide, ponder the world of politics at Stortinget, and hike along Nordmarka.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oslo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Oslofjord ©
Oslofjord

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 29th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tromso road trip planning app .

Fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. On the 1st (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut, take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier, and then admire the masterpieces at Ilulissat Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ilulissat day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tromso to Ilulissat. Traveling from Tromso to Ilulissat, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tromso in January; daily highs in Ilulissat reach -9°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ilulissat Art Museum ©
Ilulissat Art Museum
Jakobshavn Glacier ©
Jakobshavn Glacier
Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Thingvellir National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Geysir will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and experience rural life at Fridheimar.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilulissat to Reykjavik. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilulissat to Reykjavik is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ilulissat in February, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Langjokull Glacier, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogafoss
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

3
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at The Hawking Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Big Cat Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Southwark Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Centre, and then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to London takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Vik in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in London, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Centre, The Hawking Centre, Cambridgeshire Wine School, The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre
Westminster ©
Westminster

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