18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Svolvaer, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, explore the activities along Oslofjord, see the interesting displays at Munchmuseet, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oslo vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oslo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Oslo. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Oslo, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Svolvaer.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum and then trek along Festvagtind Hike. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Svolvaer travel planner.

Fly from Oslo to Svolvaer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Oslo in August, you will find days in Svolvaer are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Stavanger.
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Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
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Stavanger, Norway — 2 nights

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Stavanger is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Gamle Stavanger, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Stavanger Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stavanger trip planner.

Fly from Svolvaer to Stavanger in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 29th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planning website.

You can fly from Stavanger to Reykjavik in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Stavanger to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Stavanger in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 3 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.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Liseberg Amusement Park, look for gifts at Feskekorka, take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and have fun and explore at Universeum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Gothenburg takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Gothenburg. In August, Gothenburg is somewhat warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen attractions planner.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums