45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Malmo, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uppsala, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Train to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Gothenburg
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo

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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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

Malmo, Sweden to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malmo in November: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 17°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Stockholm, Sweden — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Junibacken. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Royal Palace, then have fun and explore at Nordiska Museet, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Stockholm takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for slightly colder days in Stockholm, with highs around 6°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Malmo.
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Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Malmo, Sweden — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Helsingborg (Fredriksdal Open-Air Museum and Botanical Garden, Sofiero Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, make a trip to Stortorget, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Stockholm to Malmo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malmo when traveling from Stockholm in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 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, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, explore the galleries of National Museum of Denmark, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen driving holiday planner.

Getting from Malmo to Copenhagen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then gain interesting insight with Flying Dutch Boats, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uppsala.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Uppsala, Sweden — 4 nights

Bike Town

Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uppsala: Dromparken (in Enkoping), Wild Sweden (in Skinnskatteberg) and Sigtuna Boardwalk (in Sigtuna). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Uppsala University Main Building, delve into the distant past at Gamla Uppsala, admire the landmark architecture of Vasteras Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Museum Gustavianum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Uppsala trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Uppsala takes 16.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Uppsala hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tromso.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

Tromso, Norway — 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Profil Glassdesign, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Nord, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and trek along Sherpatrappa.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip site.

Traveling by car from Uppsala to Tromso takes 18.5 hours. In December in Tromso, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Rådhuset, then walk around Vigeland Park, then find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stortinget. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in December, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Salzburg.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel route site.

You can fly from Oslo to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salzburg when traveling from Oslo in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Old Town. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Kaiser-Villa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Hallstatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Gothenburg.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Gothenburg, Sweden — 4 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.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Liseberg Amusement Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Oscar Fredriks Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hallstatt to Gothenburg in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. December in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, visit Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gothenburg in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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