41 days in Finland, Germany & Scandinavia Itinerary

41 days in Finland, Germany & Scandinavia Itinerary

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Vejle, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Grimstad, Norway
— 3 nights
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Norheimsund, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
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Gudvangen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Gaupne, Norway
— 3 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Bodo, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Moskenes ferjekai, Drive to Leknes
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Leknes, Norway
— 5 nights
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Andenes, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Gryllefjord, Drive to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
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Puumala, Finland
— 10 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
Fly to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Drive to Travemuende
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Travemuende, Germany
— 1 night
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Luneburg, Germany
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Vejle, Denmark — 2 nights

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vejle online travel route planner.

Kortenberg, Belgium to Vejle is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kortenberg in May, you will find days in Vejle are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grimstad.
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Grimstad, Norway — 3 nights

Grimstad is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Grimstad's Archipelago.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grimstad tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vejle to Grimstad in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Norheimsund.
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Norheimsund, Norway — 1 night

Norheimsund is the administrative centre of the municipality of Kvam in Hordaland county, Norway. For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Norheimsund trip builder site.

You can drive from Grimstad to Norheimsund in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway

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 31st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bergen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Norheimsund to Bergen takes 1.5 hours. In May in Bergen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Gudvangen.
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Gudvangen, Norway — 2 nights

Gudvangen is a village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with Nordic Ventures.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Gudvangen trip planner.

Getting from Bergen to Gudvangen by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gudvangen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gaupne.
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Gaupne, Norway — 3 nights

On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Feigefossen and then contemplate the long history of Urnes Stave Church.

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Getting from Gudvangen to Gaupne by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Gaupne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 1 night

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 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Geiranger online route planner.

Drive from Gaupne to Geiranger in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Trondheim.
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Trondheim, Norway — 1 night

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Discover how to plan a Trondheim trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Trondheim takes 6.5 hours. June in Trondheim sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bodo.
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Bodo, Norway — 1 night

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

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Trondheim in June, you will find days in Bodo are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Leknes.
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Leknes, Norway — 5 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Nusfjord Fishing Village (in Nusfjord), Trollfjord Cruise (in Svolvaer) and Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer). The adventure continues: hike along Justadtinden, enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach, and stroll through Kvalvika Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Leknes driving holiday app.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Leknes sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Andenes.
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Andenes, Norway — 1 night

Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with Sea Safari Andenes.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Andenes trip planning site.

Getting from Leknes to Andenes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 2 nights

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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Andenes to Tromso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Tromso are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 5 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tromso to Rovaniemi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tromso in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. You'll set off for Puumala on the 21st (Tue).
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Puumala, Finland — 10 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Puumala side-trips: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Anttola Church (in Anttola) and Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kellotapuli).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puumala tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Puumala. Traveling from Rovaniemi in June, expect nights in Puumala to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland

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.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Puumala to Helsinki in 4 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Travemuende.
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Travemuende, Germany — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Old Lighthouse Travemuende, then take some stellar pictures from Brodtener Steilufer, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ostseestation Priwall.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Travemuende trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Travemuende with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Travemuende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Luneburg.
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Luneburg, Germany — 1 night

Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luneburg trip planner.

Getting from Travemuende to Luneburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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