18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torvehallerne and Amager Strandpark. Head to Emils Chokolade and Mosehusetfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg), The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted) and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Crime Passionnel, admire the striking features of Copenhagen Stock Exchange, browse the different shops at Rodovre Centrum, and stroll through Kongens Have.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Copenhagen at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Emils Chokolade, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Mosehuset, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, The Karen Blixen Museum
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Torvehallerne ©
Torvehallerne
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark ©
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Arken Museum of Modern Art ©
Arken Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Pienfor some retail therapy. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Linden Esplanade in Kotka--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Taiga Colors, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

4
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.
Head to Ostermalm Saluhall and Godsmagasinetfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) and Royal Armory capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Uppsala (Uppsala Cathedral, Museum Gustavianum, & more). There's much more to do: stop by HAPPYsthlm, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and take an in-depth tour of Medieval Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Uppsala, Taby Centrum, Millesgarden
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Royal Armory ©
Royal Armory
Museum Gustavianum ©
Museum Gustavianum
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde ©
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Aker Brygge and Mathallen Oslo. Appreciate the collections at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Norwegian Museum of Technology. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Moellebyen Industrial Centre (in Moss), Foten Beach (in Gressvik) and Saltholmen (in Rade Municipality). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Outland Oslo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frogner Park, and don't miss a visit to Street Art at Ingens gate.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oslo visit site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Foten Beach, Moellebyen Industrial Centre, Saltholmen
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Saltholmen ©
Saltholmen

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