21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  9​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Leknes, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
End: Tampa, United States

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Thingvellir National Park, Ishestar Horse Riding Tours, Blue Lagoon Spa, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Perlan and Grotta Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 52°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toHelsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Perlan ©
Perlan

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Linnanmaki Amusement Park, The Esplanadi Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norman Travels and Aurinkolahti Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral.

Plan a Helsinki trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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.
Let the collections at Royal Palace and Skansen capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Stockholm Old Town and Stendorren Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Stockholm driving holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Stockholm sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stendorren Nature Reserve
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vigeland Museum and Oslomarka. Step off the beaten path and head to Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and The Kon-Tiki Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, examine the collection at Fram Polar Ship Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bygdøy, and admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oslo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Oslo, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Relax by the water at Uttakleiv Beach and Rorvikstranda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Flakstad Church and Lofoten Museum. Explore Leknes' surroundings by going to Tjeldbergtind (in Svolvaer) and Bunes Beach (in Reine). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking on the hills, stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, see the interesting displays at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, and get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leknes travel route planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Leknes in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Leknes hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kabelvag, Flakstad Church, Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, Hiking on the hills, Lofotr Viking Museum
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Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS ©
Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

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.
Get some historical perspective at Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg. Step out of the city life by going to Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Amager Strandpark. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Assistens Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leknes to Copenhagen. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leknes in October: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 55°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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