16 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

16 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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16 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly + Bus:  12​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  14​h 15​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
7
Portland, United States
— 1 night
End: Portland, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planning website .

Portland, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to Reykjavik. Expect colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Reykjavik hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, then shop like a local with Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally make a splash at Iskanten.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen itinerary planner .

Fly from Reykjavik to Bergen in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Bergen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Bergen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iskanten
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter ©
VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

1
night
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, and then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Flam holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Bergen to Flam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Oslo.

Things to do in Flam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laerdalsoyri, Naeroyfjord, Stegastein Lookout
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Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri ©
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri

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 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then examine the collection at Fram Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary app .

Drive from Flam to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Flam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Bring the kids along to Skansen and Grona Lunds Tivoli. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, have fun and explore at Nobel Prize Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Portland, United States

Portland
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Portland in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. On the 5th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours
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