60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tampere, Finland
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 day
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 8 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 9 nights
Fly to Aberdeen, Train to Inverness
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Strandvagen and Ostermalm Saluhall. Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Uppsala Domkyrka are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Vasteras (Anundshog & Vasteras Cathedral), Uppsala (Carolina Rediviva University Library, Museum Gustavianum, &more) and Hallstahammar (Asby Hem och Tradgard & Naturfotografiska). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset), and see the interesting displays at Skansen.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Stockholm. In April, Stockholm is a bit cooler than Louisville - with highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 6 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.
Visit Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Turku Castle for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Esplanadi Park and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Turku Cathedral, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, &more), Naantali Old Town (in Naantali) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planning site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tampere, Finland

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, then take a stroll around Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Kemi SnowCastle and Arktikum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Giewont Husky Adventures (in Kittila), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Samiland (in Sirkka). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's still lots to do: try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trondheim, Norway

— 1 day
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the galleries of Jewish Museum Trondheim, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tee off at Trondheim par3golf, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen Kirke, then hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Taps Trondheim.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Trondheim online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Trondheim takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Trondheim is minus 1 hour. In May in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Helleneset, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, look for gifts at Julehuset - Christmas Shop, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardangerfjord.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bergen online trip maker.

Getting from Trondheim to Bergen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Bergen sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Oslo, Norway

— 8 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mathallen Oslo and Karl Johans gate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Brekkeparken (in Skien), Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution (in Eidsvoll Verk) and Notodden (Heddal Stave Church, Telemarksgalleriet & Lysbuen, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, take in the waterfront at Brygga i Toensberg, and walk around Ekebergparken.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Torvehallerne and Christiansborg Slot. Do your shopping at Crime Passionnel and Galleri A. Lang. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Hillerod (Frederiksborg Slotskirke & Frederiksborg slotshave), Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg) and Liselund (in Borre). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip website.

Fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Copenhagen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 8 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do your shopping at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop and Castle Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Inverness Cathedral. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Monument & Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail), Dornoch (Dornoch Beach & Dornoch Cathedral) and Royal Lochnagar Distillery (in Ballater). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, and identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Inverness in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Inverness is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Copenhagen in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Inverness: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 10 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamburgh Castle and Glamis Castle. Shop till you drop at Barter Books and Merchant City. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum & St Aiden Beach), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, admire the striking features of Greyfriars Kirk, contemplate the long history of Traquair House & Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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."

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.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.