40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly to Kiruna Airport, Drive to Abisko
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Abisko, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Jose, Costa Rica to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to London is 6 hours. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect London to be colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

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Oxford, United Kingdom

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oxford trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Manchester is known for nightlife, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go on a hair-raising tour with Manchester Ghost Walk, get engrossed in the history at Manchester Jewish Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at National Football Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Oxford to Manchester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the views from O'Connell Bridge, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder website.

Fly from Manchester to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take a stroll through Stroeget, find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Copenhagen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 3°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Aarhus, Denmark

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: engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, admire the landmark architecture of Aarhus Rådhus, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aarhus day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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Stockholm, Sweden

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: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, stroll around Kungstradgarden Park, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route website.

Fly from Aarhus to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aarhus in January, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

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Helsinki, Finland

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 30th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday maker site.

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Abisko, Sweden

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Abisko National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with LapplandMedia & PhotoAdventures, get outside with Mount Njulla, and look and learn at Aurora Sky Station.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Abisko online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Abisko with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki to Abisko, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Abisko when traveling from Helsinki in January, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Tromso, Norway

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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at Arctic Escape, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, take in the local highlights with City Walk Day Tours, and see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso vacation planner.

Getting from Abisko to Tromso by car takes about 4.5 hours. February in Tromso sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Oslo, Norway

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: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Oslo itinerary app.

You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks