56 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Drammen, Norway
— 7 nights
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Maura, Norway
— 3 nights
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Gjovik, Norway
— 7 nights
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Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Saint Paul
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Saint Paul, United States
— 10 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Salzburg Airport, Drive to Radstadt
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Radstadt, Austria
— 10 nights
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Drive to Salzburg Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere, Finland
— 9 nights
Drive
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Pajala, Sweden
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 7 nights

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Drammen, Norway — 7 nights

Drammen is a city in Buskerud, Norway. Get some historical perspective at Castle Rock Tower and Brygga i Toensberg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) and Gulskogen Manor. Get out of town with these interesting Drammen side-trips: Gullsmed Atelieret (in Drobak), Tonsberg (Tonsberg Medieval Festival & Saga Oseberg) and Local Historical Centre (in Horten). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Semsvannet, pause for some serene contemplation at Kongsberg Church, see the interesting displays at Drammens Museum, and make a splash at Drammen Water Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Drammen itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Sandefjord Airport, Torp and Moss Airport, Rygge. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maura.
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Maura, Norway — 3 nights

Maura is a village in the municipality of Nannestad, Norway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hadeland Mining Museum and Eidsvoll Museum. You'll explore and learn at Smaragdgruvene - Eidsvoll and Vikingegarden Maurenga. Step out of Maura with an excursion to Odal Kano og Fritid AS in Sagstua--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Maura sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Drammen to Maura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Maura can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gjovik.
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Gjovik, Norway — 7 nights

Visit Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and Gjovik Kirke for their historical value. Eiktunet and Vitensenteret Innlandet will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Gjovik's surroundings by going to Anno Museum Domkirkeodden (in Hamar), Lillehammer (Norwegian Olympic Museum, Sigrid Undsets hjem Bjerkebaek, &more) and Helvete (in Espedalen).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gjovik journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Maura to Gjovik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gjovik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saint Paul.
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Saint Paul, United States — 10 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like James J. Hill House and Fort Snelling State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Minnesota History Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Paul: Red Wing Shoes (in Red Wing), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (in Savage). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Science Museum of Minnesota, look for all kinds of wild species at Kordiak County Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gjovik to Saint Paul. The time zone difference when traveling from Gjovik to Saint Paul is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Radstadt.
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Radstadt, Austria — 10 nights

Radstadt is a historic town in the district of St. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Hallstatt and Museum Tauernbahn. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. Explore Radstadt's surroundings by going to Puppenstubenmuseum Hintersee (in Hintersee), Ebensee am Traunsee (Zeitgeschichte Museum und KZ-Gedenkstatte Ebensee & Naturmuseum Salzkammergut - Treffpunkt Natur) and Hallstatt (Hallstatter See, Parish of the Assumption, &more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, examine the collection at Marmorschlossl - Sisi's Cottage, play a few rounds at Golfclub Radstadt, and explore the activities along Lake Attersee.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Radstadt holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint Paul to Radstadt with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saint Paul to Radstadt. In November, daytime highs in Radstadt are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.
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Tampere, Finland — 9 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Moomin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Esplanadi Park and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Helsinki (Kansallisgalleria, Design Museum, &more) and Gegwen Getaways (in Lempaala). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, and admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Radstadt to Tampere. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pajala.
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Pajala, Sweden — 1 night

Pajala is a locality and the seat of Pajala Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden, with 1,958 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryLars Levi Laestadius, the famous botanist, Lutheran minister, and founder of the revivalist movement Laestadianism, lived and worked in Pajala Municipality in the Mid-19th Century. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Soltorget.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Pajala takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampere to Pajala due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Trondheim.
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Trondheim, Norway — 7 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nidaros Cathedral and Vitensenteret i Trondheim. Popular historic sites such as Kristiansten Fortress and Jewish Museum Trondheim are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: trek along Bymarka, get a taste of local nightlife at Trondheim by Boat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilegrimsleden, St Olav's Way, and delve into the distant past at Klemenskirken.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip planner.

Getting from Pajala to Trondheim by car takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Nannestad Municipality travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ski Areas

United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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