22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
5
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
7
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Tampa, United States

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosenborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Kronborg Castle. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Stroeget, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen road trip tool .

Tampa, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Copenhagen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in October: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 55°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church. On the next day, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore and learn at Skansen and Royal Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Stockholm Old Town and Langholmen. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and Rådhuset are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Bygdøy. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and explore the engaging exhibits at The Kon-Tiki Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Oslo

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and then admire the sheer force of Gljufrafoss. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oslo to Vik takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect nights in Vik to be somewhat warmer, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gljufrafoss, Skogafoss
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, and then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss
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Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

2
nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Krafla Lava Fields. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dettifoss and Lake Myvatn. Go for a jaunt from Reykjahlid to Akureyri to see The Industry Museum about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), admire the sheer force of Godafoss, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner .

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Reykjahlid by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hvolsvollur in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Industry Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hallgrimskirkja will appeal to history buffs. Perlan and The Settlement Center will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach, see the interesting displays at Volcano House, and wander the streets of Laugavegur.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park, Yntri Tunga Beach
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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