15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States


Learn more about your trip

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Helsinki at 29°F and lows at 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stockholm Old Town and Langholmen. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, listen to music at Drottningholm Palace, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°F in Stockholm. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Vigeland Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Norefjell and Oslo Fjord. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bygdøy, and take a stroll through Grunerlokka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Stockholm to Oslo by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. February in Oslo sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Norefjell Skiresort
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
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 Strokkur and Thingvellir National Park. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik), The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for gifts at Hring Eftir Hring, see the interesting displays at Gljufrasteinn-Laxness Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik. In February, Reykjavik is somewhat warmer than Oslo - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keflavik Maritime Center, Strokkur, Thingvellir National Park, The House at Eyrarbakki
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Aurora Reykjavik ©
Aurora Reykjavik

Similar Plans

16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH June, kids, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Scandinavia & Iceland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Stockholm BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy, Oslo & Oia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Norway, Stockholm & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Denmark, Finland & Norway BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans