9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charleston, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
End: Charleston, United States

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day
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Charleston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charleston to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 58°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then stroll around Vigeland Park, and finally stop by Outland Oslo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at 22 July Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oslo online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

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

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then examine the collection at Skansen. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm travel app.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Amalienborg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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