18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Beijing, China
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Beijing, China


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1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
You've now added Market Square Kauppatori to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Beijing to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Beijing in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then look for gifts at Boss Shop, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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 25th (Tue): explore the wide array of goods at Kaubamaja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, stop by Rocca al Mare Mall, look for gifts at Uba Ja Humal, then steep yourself in history at Town Hall Pharmacy, then make a trip to Town Hall Square, and finally take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn road trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Town Hall Pharmacy ©
Town Hall Pharmacy
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Uba Ja Humal ©
Uba Ja Humal

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take a stroll through Laugavegur, look for gifts at foa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Reykjavik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in September, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur and then cruise along Golden Circle Route.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir online travel planner .

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Haukadalur
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2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Copenhagen Zoo and then wander the streets of Stroeget. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Denmark, and finally appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geysir to Copenhagen. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geysir to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geysir in October, things will get a bit warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around 15°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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National Gallery of Denmark ©
National Gallery of Denmark
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave

3
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
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 out of the city life by going to Odense ZOO and Brende Molle. Change things up with these side-trips from Odense: Thuroe Minigolf (in Svendborg), Regisse Kilde (in Frorup) and Hindsgavl Dyrehave (in Middelfart). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, steep yourself in history at Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, admire the striking features of Fredericia Vold, and tee off at Blommenslyst Golf Club.

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

Getting from Copenhagen to Odense by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Odense sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Middelfart, Regisse Kilde, Fredericia Vold, Thuroe Minigolf
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Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Thuroe Minigolf ©
Thuroe Minigolf

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Illum, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then steep yourself in history at Church of Our Saviour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Amager Strandpark, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalvebod Fælled, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Torvehallerne, and finally look for gifts at Kunst og Håndværk.

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

Take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Kalvebod Fælled ©
Kalvebod Fælled
Illums Bolighus ©
Illums Bolighus

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