16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
7
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Levi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h
11
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
End: Paris, France


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brussels trip simple and quick.

Paris, France to Brussels is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planning website .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Vondelpark, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Vigelandsparken, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski & Guide and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tryvann Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -9°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Tryvann Ski Resort
Tryvann Ski Resort
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

1
night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lyderhorn, then get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bergen, with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Spas

1
night
Tromso, Norway

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.
On the 15th (Wed), get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and finally look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso road trip planning website .

Fly from Bergen to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in January, expect Tromso to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs ©
Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs

1
day
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

You can drive from Tromso to Rovaniemi in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Tromso in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Mount Njulla and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Abisko, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Abisko in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Levi in January, expect nights in Abisko to be much hotter, around -5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Mount Njulla ©
Mount Njulla

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Cirkelbroen and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg, and finally take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Abisko to Copenhagen with the Route module. Traveling from Abisko in January, expect Copenhagen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

1
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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 21st (Tue), visit La Petite France, then put a fun spin on your tour with Insolit'Pro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally don't miss a visit to Passerelle Miro.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Strasbourg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In January in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Insolit'Pro ©
Insolit'Pro

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