59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: San Diego, United States

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then browse the exhibits of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planning site .

San Diego, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 49°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

4
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Skogafoss and Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Escape the urban bustle at Black Sand Beach and Sólheimajökulll. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Kirkjugolf, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, examine the collection at Skogasafn, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vik trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Reynisdrangar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

4
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arctic Cathedral and Our Lady Catholic Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tromso Flexitour and The Arctic Drive - Day Tours. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, see the interesting displays at Tromso Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, and engage your brain at Polaria.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tromso online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Tromso in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vik to Tromso. Traveling from Vik in May, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Tromso. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Tromso Domkirke ©
Tromso Domkirke

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Foten Beach and Saltholmen. Vigeland Museum and The Kon-Tiki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area in Gressvik (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Bygdøy, identify plant and animal life at Nordmarka, and take a stroll through Karl Johans gate.

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

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Tromso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gressvik, Saltholmen
Highlights from your plan
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Breidablikk, identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboretum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Skagenkaien, get outside with Jaeren, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borestranden Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip planning site .

Fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in June, you will find days in Stavanger are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rogaland Arboret, Borestranden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jaeren ©
Jaeren
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret

1
night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Helleneset, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and then steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergen tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Bergen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Helleneset ©
Helleneset

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.
Southern Goteborg Archipelago and The Rock Carvings in Tanum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haga and Carlstens Fastning. Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Tylosand Strand (in Halmstad), Nordens Ark (in Hunnebostrand) and Tjoloholms Castle (in Fjaras). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Kungsklyftan.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gothenburg journey builder .

Getting from Bergen to Gothenburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kungsklyftan, Tjoloholms Castle, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Nordens Ark, Carlstens Fastning
Highlights from your plan
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Molslaboratoriet, then identify plant and animal life at Kalo Skovene, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By and then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Aarhus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalo Skovene, Molslaboratoriet
Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke

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.
Visiting Eskebjerg Vesterlyng and Amager Strandpark will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Christiansborg Palace and Gudmindrup Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gudmindrup Beach, Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Christiansborg Slot ©
Christiansborg Slot

5
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 some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Langholmen and Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Stendorren Nature Reserve (in Tystberga), Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka & Botanical Gardens) and Arkosund Archipelago (in Arkosund). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm online travel route planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Uppsala, Stendorren Nature Reserve, Arkosund Archipelago
Highlights from your plan
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Stromforsin ruukki and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Linden Esplanade in Kotka, approximately 2 hours away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Bellevue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Seal Rescue Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), Castlecomer Discovery Park (in Castlecomer) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seapoint Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Dublin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Dublin. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Castlecomer Discovery Park, Glendalough Cathedral, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

5
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Lahinch Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site and Royal Abbey of Cong. Venture out of the city with trips to Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Hag's Head), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Athlone, Ballyvaughan, Liscannor, Royal Abbey of Cong, Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Muckross Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Staigue Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Inch Beach (in Inch), Garnish Island (in Glengarriff) and Banna Strand (in Tralee). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planning tool .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Banna Strand, Staigue Fort, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Inch Beach, Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

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