15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then get great views at Rhine Falls, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Laufen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Hermosillo, Mexico to Zurich is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hermosillo to Zurich is 8 hours. When traveling from Hermosillo in December, plan for much colder days in Zurich, with highs around 5°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Île de la Cité and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip app.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For maps and more tourist information, read London trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Karl Johans gate, then explore the activities along Oslofjord, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally stroll around Vigeland Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oslo online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from London to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 8°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Fly from Oslo to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then admire all the interesting features of Sodermalm, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally stop by Stureplan. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then get outside with Riddarholmen, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm. December in Stockholm sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.