16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
4
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
5
Leknes, Norway
— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek). Do some cultural sightseeing at Roskilde Domkirke and St. Alban's Church. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Designmuseum Danmark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, and hunt for treasures at Torvehallerne.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen road trip app.

Minneapolis, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Copenhagen. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Copenhagen at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Roskilde Domkirke
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Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Designmuseum Danmark ©
Designmuseum Danmark

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Augustusburg, then delve into the distant past at Praetorium, and then steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Schloss Augustusburg
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Schloss Augustusburg ©
Schloss Augustusburg
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandhamn and Royal Armory. Get in touch with nature at Stendorren Nature Reserve and Skeppsholmen. Go for a jaunt from Stockholm to Uppsala to see Uppsala Domkyrka about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church) and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cologne in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stendorren Nature Reserve, Uppsala Domkyrka
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Stendorren Nature Reserve ©
Stendorren Nature Reserve
Sandhamn ©
Sandhamn
Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church) ©
Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

2
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Old Town Bridge and then hike along Bymarka. On your second day here, hike along Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways, then brush up on your military savvy at The Armoury Rustkammeret, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsgarden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trondheim trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Trondheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Stockholm, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Trondheim, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Bymarka ©
Bymarka
Church of Our Lady ©
Church of Our Lady
Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways ©

3
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Norwegian Fishing Village Museum and Lofotr Viking Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Haukland Beach and Bunes Beach. Explore Leknes' surroundings by going to Henningsvaer (Galleri Lofoten & Engelskmannsbrygga i Henningsvaer), Hov Gard (in Gimsoya) and Tjeldbergtind (in Svolvaer). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leknes itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Leknes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Trondheim in August, expect nights in Leknes to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, Lofotr Viking Museum, Hov Gard, Bunes Beach
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum ©
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

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