50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 8 nights
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Nuuk
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Nuuk, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ilulissat, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo
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Malmo, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 7 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Gunnuhver Hot Springs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grotta Lighthouse and The Icelandic Punk Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), The Icelandic Saltfish Museum (in Grindavik) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, stop by Nordic Store, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Vik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reyniskirkja Church and Skogar Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Icelandic Lava Show and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Foss a Sidu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vik travel website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Nuuk, Greenland

— 2 nights
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, then explore the galleries of Greenland National Museum and Archives, and then explore and take pictures at Qornok. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Nuuk Cathedral and then explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nuuk trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Nuuk in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Greenland Standard Time (WGT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vik in January: highs in Nuuk hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ilulissat, Greenland

— 3 nights
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Ilulissat Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilulissat Icefjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut and then explore the world behind art at Ilulissat Art Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ilulissat road trip planning app.

Getting from Nuuk to Ilulissat by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January, Ilulissat is slightly colder than Nuuk - with highs of -9°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Museums · Parks · Nature

Malmo, Sweden

— 5 nights

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lund Cathedral and Kullen Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari and Naturum Vattenriket. Explore Malmo's surroundings by going to Helsingborg (Fredriksdal Open-Air Museum and Botanical Garden & Sofiero Palace), Tylosand Strand (in Halmstad) and Ystad (Ystad Studios Visitor Center & Ales Stenar). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), take an in-depth tour of Nyvangs Gruvmuseum, walk around Kungsparken, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppakra Arkeologiska Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Malmo trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Ilulissat to Malmo in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilulissat to Malmo is 4 hours. When traveling from Ilulissat in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Malmo, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 6 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Volvo Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tjoloholms Castle and Tandsticksmuseet. Get out of town with these interesting Gothenburg side-trips: Osterangens Konsthall (in Jonkoping), Varberg Kyrka (in Varberg) and Marstrand (in Marstrand). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Aeroseum, get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Vasa Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Malmo to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malmo in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Gothenburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uppsala Domkyrka and Sodermalm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Swedish History Museum and Monteliusvagen. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum, Gamla Uppsala, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet, appreciate the history behind Storkyrkan, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and don't miss a visit to Stortorget.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stockholm travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Stockholm sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tampere.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Tampere, Finland

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockholm in February: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and Science Centre Pilke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Luosto (in Sodankyla), Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 7 nights

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Johannes Church and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town), Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Gallery A, &more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), stop by Katajanokka, view the masterpieces at CraftCorner, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip app.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Museums · Art Museums
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."