52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Borovets, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Hofn, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Akureyri, Iceland
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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5
nights
Borovets, Bulgaria

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
Change things up with these side-trips from Borovets: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church (in Blagoevgrad), Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Cave Snejanka (in Peshtera). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, brush up on your military savvy at Regional History Museum Pernik, take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort, and grab your bike and head to Borovets Mountain Bike Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Borovets trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Borovets is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Borovets. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pernik, Rila Monastery, yaz. Golyam Beglik, Cave Snejanka, Tsari Mali Grad
Highlights from your plan
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Horseback Riding Tours

12
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Thorvaldsens Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Borovets to Copenhagen. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gentofte BrandMuseum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

12
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Old Church (in Delft), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), & more) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

9
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Keflavik (Keflavik Maritime Center & History Museum of Reykjanesbaer). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Keflavik, Selfoss, Hafnarborg The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Thingvellir National Park, Hraunfossar
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at UNA Local Store, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then get impressive views of Hekla.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur online route planner .

Drive from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hvolsvollur, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hella, Skogar, Hekla
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Hekla ©
Hekla

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd journey builder website .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hvolsvollur in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Blaskogabyggd, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hofn road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Hofn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Walking tours

5
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

Before you visit Akureyri, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hofn to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Akureyri, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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