12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Train
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Ferry
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Train
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Oslo, Norway
— 1 night

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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kronborg. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Kronborg, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hornbaek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Christiania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and then discover the deep blue sea with Kastrup Sea bath.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.
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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 30th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tallinn Old Town as well as Central Library Oodi. On the 1st (Fri), walk around Nuuksio National Park, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Expedition. Keep things going the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the collection at Central Library Oodi, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 1 night

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally visit Pirita.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Artipelag as well as Nationalmuseum. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Nationalmuseum, then join in the after-dark buzz at Artipelag, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and finally head off the coast to Langholmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, then ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm day trip planning website.

You can fly from Tallinn to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Voringsfossen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Voringsfossen, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and finally examine the collection at Theta Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bergen route planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: highs in Bergen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Oslofjord, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and finally take a stroll through Karl Johans gate.

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Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in July, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Denmark travel guide

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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.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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Sweden travel guide

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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.
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Norway travel guide

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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.
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