30 days in Iceland, Denmark & Germany Itinerary

30 days in Iceland, Denmark & Germany Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and look for gifts at foa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

Edmonton, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Reykjavik, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edmonton in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geysir, Iceland

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 30th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Our Saviour's Church and Papiroeen. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geysir to Copenhagen. The time zone difference when traveling from Geysir to Copenhagen is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Geysir in May, with highs in Copenhagen at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Großer Tiergarten and Victory Column (Siegessaule). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online road trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Dresden, Germany

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. When in Dresden, make a side trip to see Basteigebiet in Lohmen, approximately Lohmen away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Procession of Princes, admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dresden journey planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) and Nymphenburg Palace. The adventure continues: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Town Walls and Fortress Marienberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Würzburg Residence & Alte Mainbruecke), Bamberg Altstadt (in Bamberg) and Rothenburg (Burggarten, Altstadt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nuremberg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planten un Blomen and Heide Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip builder.

Fly from Nuremberg to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.