42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read London road trip app.

Hobart, Australia to London is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hobart in November: high temperatures in London hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planning app.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in November: highs in Brussels hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Markt (in Delft), The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and then admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Oslo.
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hit the slopes at Korketrekkeren, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and finally stop by Outland Oslo. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Vigeland Park, explore the activities along Oslofjord, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oslo online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tromso.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tromso: Northern Light Dog Adventure (in Nordkjosbotn) and Aurora Spirit (in Lyngseidet). There's still lots to do: trek along Sherpatrappa, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tromso vacation planner.

Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo in December, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (0°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Stockholm, Sweden — 4 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the galleries of Royal Palace, examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip site.

You can fly from Tromso to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Distillery (in Stirling), Glasgow Tigers Speedway (in Glasgow) and Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church (in Paisley). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Edinburgh. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Room Escape Games, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, &more). See some other sides of Edinburgh: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stewart Brewing Experience, admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

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

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and finally admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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