17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
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 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum and then examine the collection at Fram Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and finally stroll around Vigeland Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet ©
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet

1
day
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online tour planner.

Getting from Oslo to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Oslo to Istanbul. Traveling from Oslo in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Istanbul to Bologna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Bologna when traveling from Istanbul in January, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Modena, Castello Estense, Museo Ferrari
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, and then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Forte di Bard
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bath visit site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turin to Bath in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Turin to Bath is minus 1 hour. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Longleat
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Longleat ©
Longleat

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 26th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, stop by York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our York vacation planner.

You can drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
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York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (The Necropolis & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, stop by Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planning website.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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