15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Strandbad Tegeler See and AMPELMANN Shop im DomAquarée. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Berlin Wall Memorial. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, look for gifts at Konditorei Rabien, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, and explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Berlin-Tegel International Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Berlin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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 some cultural insight at National Gallery of Denmark and Gammel Strand. Take a break from the city and head to Gudmindrup Beach and Slotsholmen. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, look for gifts at Torvehallerne, admire the striking features of Kastellet, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Copenhagen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and car ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gudmindrup Beach
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Gudmindrup Beach ©
Gudmindrup Beach
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Kastellet ©
Kastellet

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), stop by Digelius Music, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stroll through Hietaranta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hietalahden Kauppahalli, then step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerery planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car ferry; or do a combination of car and car ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in November, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 4°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Keramikerna, step off the mainland to explore Djurgarden, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall and then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Ostermalm Saluhall ©
Ostermalm Saluhall

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Tiedekeskus Pilke/Science Centre Pilke.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche, stop by San Miguel Artesania (Spanish traditional handmade ceramics ), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally stop by El Brabantino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Antón, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Madrid takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, bus ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get much hotter in Madrid: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Playa del Alberche, Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Playa del Alberche ©
Playa del Alberche
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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