20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Dallas, United States
Fly:  15​h
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Billund, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Jonkoping, Sweden
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
ferry:  16​h 30​min
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Tallinn, Estonia
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
Dallas, United States

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gudmindrup Beach and Frederiksberg Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (in Helsingoer) and Sommerland Sjaelland (in Nykoebing). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, browse the collection at The Royal Library, explore the galleries of Thorvaldsens Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amager Strandpark.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Copenhagen. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get much colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Gudmindrup Beach, Sommerland Sjaelland
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The Open Air Museum
The Open Air Museum
Gudmindrup Beach ©
Gudmindrup Beach
Sommerland Sjaelland
Sommerland Sjaelland

2
days
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
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).
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ribe VikingeCenter. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND® Billund Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ribe VikingeCenter and then have fun at Lalandia.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Billund sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Copenhagen to Billund by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ribe VikingeCenter
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LEGOLAND® Billund Resort ©
LEGOLAND® Billund Resort
Ribe VikingeCenter ©
Ribe VikingeCenter

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hours
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frederiksberg Have and The King's Garden. The adventure continues: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen visit planner.

Dallas, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Copenhagen to be much colder, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Outdoors Museums
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2
days
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the waterfront at Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Billund to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Billund, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

2
days
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdoy Peninsula. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, take an in-depth tour of Norwegian Resistance Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oslo Fjord, and finally make a trip to Karl Johans gate.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oslo travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Jonkoping on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Nature Parks
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The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland Museum ©
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Oslo Fjord ©
Oslo Fjord

1
day
Jonkoping, Sweden

Jonkoping ©
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Husqvarna Industrial Museum. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tandsticksmuseet and then find something for the whole family at High Chaparral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jonkoping trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oslo to Jonkoping. In August, daytime highs in Jonkoping are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Stockholm.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

High Chaparral, Husqvarna Industrial Museum
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High Chaparral ©
High Chaparral
Tandsticksmuseet ©
Tandsticksmuseet

4
days
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Explore hidden gems such as Junibacken and Tom Tits Experiment. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and find something for the whole family at Gröna Lund.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Jonkoping to Stockholm in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tom Tits Experiment
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Town Hall Square, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and then make a trip to Long Street (Pikk tanav). Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pirita, take in the dramatic scenery at Keila Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites
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Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Town Hall Square ©
Town Hall Square
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

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hours
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
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Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 12th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums
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