25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fantoft Stavkirke. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours, then examine the collection at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen online day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bergen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Oslomarka and Viking Ship Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armed Forces Museum and Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip maker site.

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in August since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritiman, then see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oslo to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Gothenburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Visit Royal Palace and Skogskyrkogarden for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monteliusvagen and Strandvagen. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stockholm trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Stockholm to Turku in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Stockholm to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then visit Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Malmo, Sweden

— 2 nights

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Little Square, take an in-depth tour of Malmohus castle, examine the collection at Theater Museum, then take in the views from Oresund Bridge, and finally walk around Kungsparken. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Klosterkyrkan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Allhelgonakyrkan, and finally examine the collection at Disgusting Food Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Malmo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Helsinki to Malmo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Malmo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amager Strandpark and Trinitatis Kirke. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malmo to Copenhagen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, then steep yourself in history at Vor Frue Kirke, and then wander the streets of Vadestedet. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Mathilde Fibigers Have, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus day trip planner.

Drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Aalborg, Denmark

— 2 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Get some historical perspective at Voergaard Slot and Aalborghus Castle. Get some cultural insight at Dronninglund Kirke and Dronninglund Kunstcenter. Get out of town with these interesting Aalborg side-trips: Frederikshavn (Bangsbo Fort Bunkermuseum & Frederikshavn Kirke). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady, steep yourself in history at Monastery of the Holy Ghost, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Budolfi Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aalborg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23: