40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Fjellstrand, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 6 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), take an in-depth tour of State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Moscow. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Moscow to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and browse the exhibits of Royal Palace.

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

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in December, with highs in Stockholm at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Stockholm, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fjellstrand.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Fjellstrand, Norway

— 4 nights
Fjellstrand is a village in Nesodden municipality, Akershus, Norway. Change things up with a short trip to Ole J. Kjaerbus War Historic Museum, Tomter in Hobol Municipality (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg, stroll through Breivoll Strand, get a taste of the local shopping with Hebbe Lille's Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Keramikkhjoernet Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fjellstrand trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Fjellstrand takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Fjellstrand are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Fjellstrand

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fjellstrand to Copenhagen. Traveling from Fjellstrand in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 2°C in Copenhagen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): shop like a local with Red Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On the next day, make a trip to Rathausmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Hanseviertel, then squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online tour planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Genestetkerk (in Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, stroll around Vondelpark, and make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then walk around Pollok Country Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, and finally shop like a local with Buchanan Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glasgow online travel route planner.

Getting from Dublin to Glasgow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planning site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip builder app.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping