44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
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Isafjordur, Iceland
— 1 day
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 day
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 day
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Bandholm, Denmark
— 1 night
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Roskilde, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Rostock, Germany
— 1 day
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Tallinn, Estonia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 day
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 day
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Berlin, Germany
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Venice, Italy
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You've added Basilica Cistern, Galata Tower, KidZania, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, look for gifts at Grand Bazaar Jewelers, then gain a rich perspective with Bosphorus Cruise, and finally have some family-friendly fun at KidZania. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in June, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Silverstone Partycenter, Bloemenmarkt, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and De 9 Straatjes.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Nikolai Memorial.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 day

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
The Scotch Whisky Experience has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can travel from Hamburg to Edinburgh in 36 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hamburg in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Kirkwall, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Standing Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral.

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Getting from Edinburgh to Kirkwall by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kirkwall, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip planner.

Getting from Kirkwall to Reykjavik by car takes about 100.5 hours. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Isafjordur, Iceland

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Arctic Fox Centre, Valagil Waterfall and Raggagardur. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre, let the kids burn off some steam at Raggagardur, and then hike along Valagil Waterfall.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isafjordur day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Isafjordur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Isafjordur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Akureyri, Iceland

— 1 day

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mývatn Nature Baths as well as Goðafoss Waterfall. On the 1st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri visit planner.

Getting from Isafjordur to Akureyri by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inverness Walking Tours, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop and Clava Cairns. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, then gain insight with Inverness Walking Tours, and finally sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness road trip planning website.

Getting from Akureyri to Inverness by car takes about 91 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akureyri in July: highs in Inverness hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 1 day

Gateway to the World

On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Hamburg takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect Hamburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

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.
Stroeget has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, take a stroll through Stroeget, and then stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Little Mermaid and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip site.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bandholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Bandholm, Denmark

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Middelaldercentret as well as Knuthenborg Safaripark. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Middelaldercentret.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bandholm trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Bandholm by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Copenhagen in July since evenings lows in Bandholm dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Odense.

Things to do in Bandholm

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 2 nights

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Your day by day itinerary now includes H. C. Andersens House, Bregninge Kirkebakke and Egeskov Castle. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bregninge Kirkebakke and then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Odense trip builder site.

Drive from Bandholm to Odense in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bandholm in July since evenings lows in Odense dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Roskilde.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Roskilde, Denmark

— 2 nights
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Viking Ship Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Gudmindrup Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Roskilde online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Odense to Roskilde takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Roskilde

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip builder app.

Copenhagen is just a stone's throw from Roskilde. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rostock.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Rostock, Germany

— 1 day

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Rovershagen. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde and then get in on the family fun at Karls Erlebnis-Dorf Rovershagen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rostock day trip site.

Ride a ferry from Copenhagen to Rostock in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. July in Rostock sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Rostock

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 day
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tallinn trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rostock to Tallinn in 34 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rostock to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nevsky Prospekt as well as AngloTourismo. On the 17th (Tue), join in the after-dark buzz at AngloTourismo and then take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg journey app.

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Helsinki, Finland

— 1 day

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sea Fortress Suomenlinna as well as Temppeliaukio Church. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 12 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 1 day

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vasa Museum. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm day trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and 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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 day

City of Beautiful Towers

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 36 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Potsdamer Platz as well as SANDEMANs New Berlin, Free Walking Tour. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs New Berlin, Free Walking Tour and then don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You've added Ca' Macana, Venice Free Walking Tour, Doge's Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Moon and I Tre Mercanti. There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto and stop by Magie di Carnevale.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip