29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway

— 4 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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Oslofjord, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

Mendoza, Argentina to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mendoza in January, things will get cooler in Oslo: highs are around 6°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Nyhavn, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Copenhagen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Copenhagen is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Aarhus is known for childrens museums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, don't miss a visit to Aarhus Rådhus, explore the activities along Ega Engso, and stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus day trip site.

Drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Aarhus are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

Make your Reykjavik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Reykjavik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aarhus to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. January in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

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."

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.

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.