36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Alesund, Norway
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, explore and take pictures at Norsk Folkemuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo online route planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Oslo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Oslo: highs are around 8°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Alesund.
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Alesund, Norway — 1 night

A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alesund online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Oslo to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Alesund when traveling from Oslo in December, with lows around 1°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 16th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Flydalsjuvet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and then relax in the rural setting at Herdalssetra. On the next day, explore the activities along Geiranger Fjord.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Alesund to Geiranger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Alesund in December, Geiranger is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Alesund.
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Alesund, Norway

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Geiranger to Alesund in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 4 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm vacation builder.

Fly from Alesund to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alesund in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.
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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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, take a stroll through Stroeget, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and make a trip to The Little Mermaid.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen visit site.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 8 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Attica Zoological Park (in Spata). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens holiday maker app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see photos and tourist information, read Venice road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, look for gifts at Pelletteria Fratellini, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 3 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Terrazza Mascagni (in Livorno) and Lucca (Vineria Dolce Vita I Borghi, Torre Guinigi, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the striking features of Museo delle Sinopie, contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip maker.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pisa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cinque Terre in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C.
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