52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Borovets, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 12 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 12 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Hofn, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Akureyri, Iceland
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  30 h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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5
nights
Borovets, Bulgaria

Borovets ©
The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Borovets: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church (in Blagoevgrad), Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Cave Snejanka (in Peshtera). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, grab your bike and head to Borovets Mountain Bike Park, don't miss a visit to Tsarska Bistritsa, and see human ingenuity at work at yaz. Golyam Beglik.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Borovets road trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Borovets is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Borovets due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Borovets

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pernik, yaz. Golyam Beglik, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church, Rila Monastery, Tsari Mali Grad
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School
Horseback Riding Tours

12
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and wander the streets of Christiania.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen attractions planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Borovets to Copenhagen. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gentofte BrandMuseum
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 31:
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

12
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Old Church (in Delft), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Old Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 12:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

9
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Keflavik (Keflavik Maritime Center & History Museum of Reykjanesbaer), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Keflavik, Selfoss, Hraunfossar, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 21:
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at UNA Local Product, thenadmire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur attractions planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in January since evenings lows in Hvolsvollur dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Skogar, Hella, Hekla
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip builder.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hvolsvollur in January since evenings lows in Blaskogabyggd dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

5
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja, and admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Akureyri online trip planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Akureyri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Hofn in January, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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