49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
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Alta, Norway
— 4 nights
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Billund, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 4 nights
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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 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, see the interesting displays at Northern Norwegian Science Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blast.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tromso day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tromso, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Tromso hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Alta, Norway

— 4 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Popular historic sites such as Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Lazarettmoen German Field Hospital Remains are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum and Elvebakken Church. Step out of Alta to go to Hammerfest and see Salen Lookout, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alta vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Alta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Svolvaer, Norway

— 2 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Henningsvaer, then admire the masterpieces at The Espolin Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Lofoten Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kabelvag Church, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Dagfinn Bakke, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Svolvaer route builder.

You can fly from Alta to Svolvaer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Svolvaer is a bit warmer than Alta - with highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Leknes, Norway

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Justadtinden, then hike along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village, then examine the collection at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and finally kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Leknes travel planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leknes are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kon-Tiki Museum and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Emanuel Vigeland Museum. There's much more to do: engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, shop like a local with Galleri Fineart, brush up on your military savvy at Armed Forces Museum, and examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. When traveling from Leknes in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uppsala Domkyrka and Royal Armory. Visit Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Munktellmuseet (in Eskilstuna), Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum (in Strangnas) and Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum & The English Bookshop). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, learn more about the world around you at Swedish Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Visby, Sweden

— 1 night
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Föreningen Gotlandståget, make a trip to St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Drottens ruin, and finally make a trip to S:t Hans och S:t Pers ruiner.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Visby itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Visby in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. October in Visby sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritiman, then see the interesting displays at City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), then examine the collection at Aeroseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Goteborgs Konsthall. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, pause for some serene contemplation at Oscar Fredriks Church, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, and finally don't miss a visit to Kvarnbyn.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg planner.

Fly from Visby to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Lytingsstadir Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glaumbaer Museum and Nordurslod - Into the Arctic. When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Víðimýrarkirkja in Varmahlid, approximately Varmahlid away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Gothenburg to Akureyri takes 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gothenburg in October: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally explore the activities along Lake Tjornin.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Torshavn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Faroe Islands and Listasavn Foroya. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nolsoyar Viti and Risin and Kellingin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torshavn: Cleft Of Gjogv (in Gjogv) and Funningur Church (in Funningur). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Skansin Fortress, make a trip to Torshavn Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Nolsoy, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torshavn day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Torshavn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik in October, Torshavn is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to do a combination of to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sandavagur Church, then see the interesting displays at Vestmanna Saga Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leitisvatn.

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Traveling by combination of from Torshavn to Vagar Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vagar Island can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Billund, Denmark

— 3 nights

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Get some historical perspective at Filskov Kirke and Nollund Church. You'll explore and learn at Museumsgaarden Karensminde and Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller. Change things up with these side-trips from Billund: Ribe (Ribe Kunstmuseum & Mandoe Kirke). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sdr. Omme Kirke, make a splash at Lalandia, and explore the engaging exhibits at Teddy Bear Art Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Billund planning site.

You can fly from Vagar Island to Billund in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vagar Island to Billund. While traveling from Vagar Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Billund, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Billund

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Odense, Denmark

— 4 nights

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Step off the beaten path and head to Egeskov Castle and Broholm Castle. Johannes Larsen Museet and Naturama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odense: Bregninge Kirkebakke (in Svendborg) and Nyborg (Holckenhavn Slot & Vor Frue Kirke). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sct. Albani Church, see the interesting displays at The Time Collection, brush up on your military savvy at Odense Bunker Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ladbyskibet.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Odense holiday planner.

You can drive from Billund to Odense in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Assistens Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Davids Samling (The David Collection). Venture out of the city with trips to Karise Kirke (in Karise), Store Heddinge (Hoejerup Gamle Kirke & Stevns Klint) and Liselund (in Borre). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Odense to Copenhagen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.

Lofoten Islands travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums

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.

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.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

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.