60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aero, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblom. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park, Finland — 3 nights

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 2 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get outside with Storseterfossen and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geiranger trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Geiranger in 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Koli National Park to Geiranger. In September, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Norrona Concept Store Strommen and Karl Johans gate. Get in touch with nature at Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Bygdøy. Step out of Oslo to go to Strommen and see Strommen Storsenter, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Oslofjord, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Munch.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. September in Oslo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Head to Fabelflora and DMG Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Gone Paddling AS and God Tur. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and learn the secrets of beer at Bergen Food Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bergen tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in September since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Peak Mountaineering and Predator Experience. Head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Walker Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Windermere) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Liverpool takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergen to Liverpool is minus 1 hour. In September in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get in touch with nature at South Cave Falconry and Beacon Alpacas. Head to Chatsworth House and Kennedys Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Seaham Beach (in Durham), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Orton Farmers' Market (in Orton). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through York Shambles, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, surround yourself with nature on Riverside Falconry, and trek along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the York sightseeing planner.

Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Escape the urban bustle at Birdland and Sally Mosley Guided Walks. For shopping fun, head to Tagg Lane Dairy LTD or Moonshine & Fuggles. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Stratford-upon-Avon (Stalls Lifestyle & The River Avon Trail) and Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences (in Church Langton). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, and get a new perspective on things with Scuba School.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 6 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Shop till you drop at Somerset Crafts and Somerset Farmer's Market. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Glastonbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park, get outside with fossilwalks.com, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip maker site.

Take a train from Birmingham to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For shopping fun, head to Covent Garden or Gustamps. Take a break from the city and head to West Sussex Falconry and The Big Cat Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Greatstone Beach in Greatstone (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read London journey planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
For shopping fun, head to Dokk1 or Gallery Rodhus Garden. We've included these beaches for you: Moesgaard Strand and Vestre Fjordpark (friluftsbadet). Venture out of the city with trips to Syvaarssoeen (in Billund), Hesteskoen (in Aalborg) and Lokken Beach (in Lokken). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Nyso, walk around Marselisborg Deer Park, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aarhus trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from London to Aarhus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Aarhus is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Aarhus hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aero.
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Aero, Denmark — 2 nights

Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, view the masterpieces at Galleri Rita Lund Malerier, and then take a memorable drive along Eriks Hale. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Aero Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, and then take in the waterfront at The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aero trip site.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 6 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Tivoli Gardens. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, look for gifts at Illums Bolighus, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip app.

Traveling by car from Aero to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · 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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Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Denmark travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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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