55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Split, Croatia
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Torvehallerne and Mogens Kraemer. Get some cultural insight at Frederiksborg Slotskirke and The Open Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Gudmindrup Beach (in Hoejby) and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (in Helsingoer). And it doesn't end there: stop by Crime Passionnel, stroll through Amager Strandpark, browse the different shops at Fisketorvet - Copenhagen Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen route maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gudmindrup Beach, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Mogens Kraemer
Highlights from your plan
Torvehallerne ©
Torvehallerne
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Amager Strandpark ©
Amager Strandpark

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Let the collections at The National Museum in Warsaw and Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Bolimow Landscape Park and Vistula River Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Beach City Serock (in Serock) and Church of Our Lady of Consolation (in Zyrardow). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Town Market Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Arkadia Shopping Mall, shop like a local with Hala Koszyki, and steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Warsaw takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Beach City Serock, Bolimow Landscape Park, Church of Our Lady of Consolation
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego ©
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom ©
Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom
The National Museum in Warsaw ©
The National Museum in Warsaw

9
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
For shopping fun, head to Break Time - Nautical Bracelets or Origin Croatian Cosmetics. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Diocletian's Palace and Galerija Mestrovic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Omis (Fortress Starigrad (Fortica) & River Cetina), Hvar (Milna, St. Stephen's Cathedral, & more) and Brela (Punta Rata Beach & Brela Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Velika Raduca beach, stop by Nadalina cokolada, appreciate the history behind Our Lady Of Loretto Statue, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Split Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Split, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Warsaw to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in August, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Split

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Omis, Primosten, Brela, Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach

7
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Bussloo. Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, look for gifts at Abraham Kef's, take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, and make a trip to Leidseplein.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amsterdam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Split to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Split in September, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bussloo, Zaanse Schans, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee ©
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

9
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.
Head to Karl Johans gate and Outland Oslofor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Foten Beach and Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oslo: Nes Church Ruins (in Nes Municipality), Sosterkirkene (in Gran Municipality) and Moellebyen Industrial Centre (in Moss). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Saltholmen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hvitstenstranda Beach, ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo online trip builder .

Fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In September, Oslo is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gressvik, Hvitstenstranda Beach, Nes Church Ruins, Moellebyen Industrial Centre, The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen
Highlights from your plan
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

9
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.
Do your shopping at Godsmagasinet and Pralinhuset. You'll get in some beach time at Fjallnora Friluftsomrade and Strandvagen. Venture out of the city with trips to Uppsala (Botanical Gardens & Gamla Uppsala), Stendorren Nature Reserve (in Tystberga) and Arkosund Archipelago (in Arkosund). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Sonfjallet National Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Sandhamn, look for gifts at HAPPYsthlm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and take a stroll around Kulturhuset.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip app .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Stockholm sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Uppsala, Arkosund Archipelago, Sonfjallet National Park, Strandvagen, Mall of Scandinavia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armory ©
Royal Armory
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Hakaniemi Market. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Taiga Colors, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Porvoo Old Town, Santalahti Nature Trail, Bellevue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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