24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Blacklion, Ireland
— 2 nights
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Tromso, Norway
— 5 nights
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights


Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blacklion.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Blacklion, Ireland — 2 nights

Blacklion is a border village in west County Cavan, Ireland. On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at Ciuin Spa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Shannon Pot, then get outside with Adventure Gently, and then step into the grandiose world of Manorhamilton Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blacklion trip maker.

Drive from Dublin to Blacklion in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Reykjavik.
Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Geysir (Blesi & Strokkur) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 31st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, wander the streets of Laugavegur, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip site.

You can drive from Blacklion to Reykjavik in 108 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Blacklion in December: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the landmark architecture of Rådhuset, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tromso.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Tromso, Norway — 5 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, snap pictures at Tromso Bridge, and hike along Sherpatrappa.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tromso journey app.

Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in January: highs in Tromso hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Oslo.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Tiger City

See some other sides of Oslo: appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, examine the collection at Munchmuseet, take an in-depth tour of Nordisk bibelmuseum, and admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip maker site.

Fly from Tromso to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in January, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C).
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.