13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Torvehallerne, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederik's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Saviour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Illums Bolighus and then take a stroll through Stroeget.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Copenhagen. In August, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) ©
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken)
Torvehallerne ©
Torvehallerne

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to De Negen Straatjes, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum, see the interesting displays at Heerlijck Slaapen op de Zaanse Schans, then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally explore the galleries of BODY WORLDS - Amsterdam.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Zandvoort aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), look for gifts at Julehuset, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bergen vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Bergen reach 63°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fram Polar Ship Museum and Karl Johans gate. Take a break from the city and head to Bygdøy and Oslo Fjord. Change things up with a short trip to Galleri Henrik Gerner in Moss (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, browse the different shops at Aker Brygge, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and don't miss a visit to Kon-Tiki Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip generator.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Galleri Henrik Gerner
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Drottningholm Palace and ABBA The Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Djurgarden and Ostermalm Saluhall. Step out of Stockholm to go to Tystberga and see Stendorren Nature Reserve, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, stop by The English Bookshop, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in August since evenings lows in Stockholm dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Stendorren Nature Reserve
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ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm Palace

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