32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Tromso, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Vik, Iceland
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Marais and The Hall of Mirrors. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lérins Islands and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see Les Murs Peints about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Munich Residenz. Deutsches Museum and BMW Welt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in March, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neues Museum and Zoo Berlin. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Oslo, Norway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Munch Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vigeland Park, then see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fotografiska Stockholm and Storkyrkan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, see the interesting displays at Skansen, and admire the landmark architecture of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church).

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Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Stockholm are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. On the next day, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tromso.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

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.
On the 28th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tromso tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Tromso in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Tromso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of -4°C in Tromso. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hallgrimskirkja. Explore hidden gems such as Thingvellir National Park and Perlan. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip website.

You can fly from Tromso to Reykjavik in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. March in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.

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.