14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology and The Ibsen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nordmarka and Oslomarka. There's still lots to do: see where the ancients bathed at The Well, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Baerums Verk, and see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Oslo online road trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Oslo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Oslo is 5 hours. In December, Oslo is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 8°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Visit Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm route builder.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), discover the deep blue sea with Dive Finland Oy, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Stockholm in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Aurora Reykjavik. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dogsledding Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by Nordic Store, awaken your taste buds at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Reykjavik by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Reykjavik. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit warmer in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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 · Castles
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."

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.