39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + Bus:  7 h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly + Helicopter:  1 h 30 min
2
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Billund, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Ferry + Foot + Ferry + Train:  13 h 30 min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Sinaia, Romania
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
11
Varna, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
12
Sozopol, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
13
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
14
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
15
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
16
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
17
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss Falls. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then see the interesting displays at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik route maker website .

Edmonton, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Edmonton in July, with highs in Reykjavik at 17°C and lows at 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Torshavn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, Gullfoss Falls
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Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

4
nights
Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Torshavn side-trips: Vestmanna Saga Museum (in Vestmanna), Mulafossur Waterfall (in Vagar Island) and Gasadalur Tunnel (in Gasadalur). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Nolsoyar Viti, explore the world behind art at Listasavn Foroya, steep yourself in history at Skansin Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Torshavn vacation planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Torshavn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Streymoy, Kirkjubour, Cleft Of Gjogv, Vestmanna Saga Museum
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Tinganes ©
Tinganes
Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral

4
nights
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Change things up with these side-trips from Billund: Ribe (Ribe Vikinge Center, Ribe Domkirke, &more) and Mennesket ved havet (in Esbjerg). And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of LEGO House, have fun and explore at Teddy Bear Art Museum, walk around Skulpturpark Billund, and see the interesting displays at Museumsgaarden Karensminde.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Billund online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Torshavn to Billund takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Torshavn in July, expect nights in Billund to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Billund

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Esbjerg
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Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
LEGO House ©
LEGO House
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Cirkelbroen. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind H.C. Andersen Statue, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning website .

Fly from Billund to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

2
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 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at Skansen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan.

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

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki route app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

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

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Bucharest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In July, Bucharest is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Sinaia.
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Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I ©
Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I

1
night
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Crucea Caraiman.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sinaia day trip planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Sinaia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crucea Caraiman
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brasov road trip app .

Traveling by train from Sinaia to Brasov takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

See some other sides of Bucharest: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Herăstrău Park, don't miss a visit to Sector 1 Municipal Hall of Bucharest, and get to know the fascinating history of Lipscani.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest online route planner .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varna.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varna: Aquapark Aquamania (in Albena) and Cape Kaliakra (in Dobrich). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park, explore the ancient world of Stone Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, and make a splash at Aquapolis.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Varna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for little chillier days in Varna, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sozopol.

Things to do in Varna

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aquapolis, Aquapark Aquamania, Cape Kaliakra
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Aquapolis ©
Aquapolis
Cape Kaliakra ©
Cape Kaliakra
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park

2
nights
Sozopol, Bulgaria

The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Harmani Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ravadinovo Castle, and then kick back and relax at Kavatsite Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sozopol route planning app.

Traveling by car from Varna to Sozopol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sozopol sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sozopol

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sozopol Old Town ©
Sozopol Old Town
Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula ©
Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula

2
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv ©
Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nebet Tepe, make a trip to Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church, then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexandr II.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip planning tool.

Drive from Sozopol to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bachkovo Monastery
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery
Walking tours

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Change things up with a short trip to Rila Monastery in Rila (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church, admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and look for gifts at Chilli Hills.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia vacation site.

Getting from Plovdiv to Sofia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sofia when traveling from Plovdiv in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Rila Monastery
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Walking tours
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest journey planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik
To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Reykjavik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vienna to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vienna, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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