31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home & Söderskärin majakka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Armidale, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stockholm Canals and Sodermalm. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, and examine the collection at Skansen.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Haga, admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), and finally have fun and explore at Universeum.

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

Fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Papiroeen and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

To find out how to plan a trip to Copenhagen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, then see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): stroll around Marselisborg Mindepark, get curious at Moesgaard Museum, then walk around Marselisborg Deer Park, then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Friheden, and finally admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus route website.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Aarhus sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bygdøy and Rådhuset. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Oslofjord, explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, take an in-depth tour of Norsk Folkemuseum, and browse the different shops at Aker Brygge.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo route planner.

You can fly from Aarhus to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Aarhus in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, learn the secrets of beer at Bergen Food Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, and finally examine the collection at Theta Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen online day trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Geiranger, Norway

— 3 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, then get outside with Storseterfossen, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geiranger sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Myvatn and Mývatn Nature Baths. Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Husavik to see Speed Boats Tours about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri sightseeing planning app.

Do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus from Geiranger to Akureyri in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Geiranger in July, expect Akureyri to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Iceland

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vik road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Vik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thingvellir National Park and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Kerið in Selfoss--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.