26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Aero, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Aero, Denmark

— 2 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marstal Kirke, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Rita Lund Malerier, then examine the collection at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, and finally take in the waterfront at The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bregninge Kirke, visit a coastal fixture at Skjoldnaes Fyr, then make a trip to Soebygaard, and finally examine the collection at Flaske Peters Samling.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aero vacation website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Aero is an approximately 70-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aero

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tivoli Gardens and National Museum of Denmark. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark, and take a stroll through Christiania.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online trip builder.

You can drive from Aero to Copenhagen in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thingvellir National Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi). There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

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Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), cool off at Iskanten, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, then take in the exciting artwork at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip planning site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Bergen in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect nights in Bergen to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Oslo, Norway

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Rådhuset are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Vigeland Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, don't miss a visit to Karl Johans gate, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in July, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

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Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm route planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:

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 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Norway travel guide

4.2
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."