60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Kiruna, Sweden
— 1 night
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Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
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Kirkenes, Norway
— 2 nights
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Saariselka, Finland
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Levi, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland — 5 nights

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 Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The National Museum of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Johannes Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Mediamuseo Rupriikki in Tampere, approximately Tampere away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Turku, Finland — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Spas

Copenhagen, Denmark — 7 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mons Klint and Amager Strandpark. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Viking Ship Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Roskilde (Musicon & Roskilde Domkirke) and Keldby Church (in Keldby). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Turku to Copenhagen with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Copenhagen at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and The Danish Railway Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aarhus Domkirke and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Faengslet (in Horsens), LEGO House (in Billund) and Givskud Zoo Zootopia (in Give). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Koldinghus, admire the striking features of Musikhuset Aarhus, take an in-depth tour of KON - Gender Museum Denmark, and get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Stavanger.
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Stavanger, Norway — 5 nights

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Visit Sola Strand and Orre Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Ogna Beach and Vigdelstranden will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Stavanger to Kleppe to see Borestranden Beach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Lysefjord, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger day trip app.

You can fly from Aarhus to Stavanger in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 6 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get a sense of the local culture at Oslomarka and Viking Ship Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Well Spa Resort and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Nordmarka, steep yourself in history at Det Kongelige Slott, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 6 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uppsala Domkyrka and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). Take a break from the city and head to Sodermalm and Riddarholmen. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum & Botanical Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in January: highs in Stockholm hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Visby.
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Visby, Sweden — 3 nights

Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Visby City Wall and St. Mary's Cathedral. Visit Folhammar and Tofta strand for some beach relaxation. Explore Visby's surroundings by going to Grogarnsberget (in Katthammarsvik) and Sudersands Strand (in Faro). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat, admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, and learn the secrets of beer at Hop Shed Brewery Beer Bus.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Visby trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Visby takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Kiruna.
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Kiruna, Sweden — 1 night

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kiruna tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Visby to Kiruna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Visby in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Kiruna, with highs around -11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Abisko.
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Abisko, Sweden — 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): get outside with Lights Over Lapland, look and learn at Aurora Sky Station, and then stroll through Riksgransen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Abisko journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Kiruna to Abisko takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiruna in January, you will find days in Abisko are somewhat warmer (-1°C), and nights are much warmer (-5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Perspektivet Museum. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Tromso Fjords. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and take in the exciting artwork at Lone Slydahl.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abisko to Tromso takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tromso are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Kirkenes.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Kirkenes, Norway — 2 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get outside with Birk Husky and then take in the spiritual surroundings of King Oscar II Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet and then see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkenes trip planner.

Fly from Tromso to Kirkenes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in February, things will get a bit cooler in Kirkenes: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Saariselka, Finland — 2 nights

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 5th (Sun), take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka travel website.

Getting from Kirkenes to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kirkenes to Saariselka is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Levi, Finland — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Icekarting Levi. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi tour app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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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.
Visiting Ranua Zoo and Pyha-Luosto National Park will get you outdoors. Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Military Museums
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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Denmark travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.
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Norway travel guide

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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.
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.
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