16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Reykjavik at 43°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Nordmarka and then step off the mainland to explore Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo trip maker website.

Fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monteliusvagen and Royal Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strandvagen and Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm holiday maker.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Strandvagen, Fjallnora Friluftsomrade
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Amager Strandpark and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and National Museum of Denmark. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, wander the streets of Stroeget, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, and stop by Christiania.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. April in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Serres Royales De Laeken and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent), Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle) and ZOO Planckendael (in Mechelen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Atomium, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', ZOO Planckendael
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Atlantic Wall Museum and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges and Walplein. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: De Panne Beach (in De Panne) and Vrij Vaderland (in Veurne). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

De Panne Beach, Atlantic Wall Museum, Vrij Vaderland
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

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