32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lulea, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Harstad, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Henningsvaer, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Are, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt ferjekai, Bus to Loen
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Loen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Bruges Art Route and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step off the beaten path and head to Menin Gate Memorial and Ghent City Center. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)), Ieper (Ypres) (Market Square & Saint George's Memorial Church) and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde (in Bruges). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, pause for some photo ops at Mardasson Memorial, and learn about all things military at BASTOGNE BARRACKS.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hedeland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Our Saviour's Church and Fuglereservat Gundsomagle So. When in Copenhagen, make a side trip to see Roskilde Domkirke in Roskilde, approximately Roskilde away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), learn more about the world around you at Botanical Garden, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Fly from Brussels to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gothenburg Botanical Garden and Southern Goteborg Archipelago. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Natureserve Mollungen. The adventure continues: walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slottsskogen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg travel planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan, then make a trip to Stortorget, then head off the coast to Skeppsholmen, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stockholm Canals. On the next day, admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, and then get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lulea, Sweden

— 1 night
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Clarion Sense Spa, walk around Gultzauudden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ormberget.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lulea trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Lulea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in May, things will get a bit cooler in Lulea: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abisko.

Things to do in Lulea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Abisko, Sweden

— 1 night
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tornetrask, then look and learn at Aurora Sky Station, and then get outside with Lights Over Lapland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Abisko tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Lulea to Abisko takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Abisko, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Harstad, Norway

— 1 night
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Mountain Hike to Musvannet, hike along Gangsastoppen, then hike along Keipen, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Trondenes fort.

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Drive from Abisko to Harstad in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Henningsvaer.

Things to do in Harstad

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Henningsvaer, Norway

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Vagakallen.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Henningsvaer travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harstad to Henningsvaer takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Are.

Things to do in Henningsvaer

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Are, Sweden

— 2 nights
Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 1,417 inhabitants in 2010. On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duveds Kyrka, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannforsen, and then relax in the rural setting at Millest Moose Farm. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Ristafallet and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Are Gamla Kyrka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Are day trip app.

Traveling by car from Henningsvaer to Are takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Are

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Geiranger, Norway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, get outside with Storseterfossen, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally explore and take pictures at Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Are to Geiranger in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Loen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Loen, Norway

— 2 nights
Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Jostedalsbreen National Park. On the next day, get outside with Eduardo Juan, then explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brenndalsbreen.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Loen trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Loen in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Flam.

Things to do in Loen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Flam, Norway

— 3 nights
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Escape the urban bustle at FjordSafari and Kjosfossen Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stegastein Lookout and Aurlandsdalen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flam: Kjelfossen Waterfall (in Gudvangen) and Myrdal Station (in Myrdal). The adventure continues: trek along Flam Hiking AS, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, and explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord.

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Getting from Loen to Flam by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Loen in June, Flam is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulriken and Stoltzekleiven. Escape the urban bustle at Gone Paddling AS and Norway Active. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Herdla Fortress about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, stroll through Mount Lovstaken, identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, and take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

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Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Bergen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bygdøy and Oslofjord. The adventure continues: stroll around Vigeland Park, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, and steep yourself in history at Norsk Folkemuseum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bergen in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums