44 days in Western Europe Itinerary

44 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train to Stockholm, Fly to Visby
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Longyearbyen
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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 5 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Viking Ship Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Jeppeart) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen sightseeing planner.

Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sutton-on-Sea to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Gothenburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Gothenburg, Sweden — 4 nights

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tjoloholms Castle and Skansen Kronan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Volvo Museum and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Southern Gothenburg Archipelago, stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and examine the collection at Maritiman.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Gothenburg online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Linkoping.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Linkoping, Sweden — 2 nights

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kolmården Zoo. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum and then get engrossed in the history at Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum.

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

Getting from Gothenburg to Linkoping by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Linkoping are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Visby.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Visby, Sweden — 2 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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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

Do a combination of train and flight from Linkoping to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Visby are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 5 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moderna Museet - Stockholm and Monteliusvagen. Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Domkyrka, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan.

Make your Stockholm itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Visby to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku Cathedral (in Turku) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to The National Library of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Trondheim.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Trondheim, Norway — 2 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, and then make a trip to Old Town Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): wander the streets of Bakklandet, then learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Trondheim attractions planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Trondheim by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Trondheim. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect nights in Trondheim to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Geiranger, Norway — 3 nights

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 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and then make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geiranger tour planning tool.

Drive from Trondheim to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longyearbyen.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Longyearbyen, Norway — 2 nights

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and then see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with Spitzbergen Adventures and then tour along fresh powder with Ski & Snow Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Longyearbyen in 10.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Geiranger in July: high temperatures in Longyearbyen hover around 10°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 5 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.
Visit Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bygdøy and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Longyearbyen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in July: highs in Oslo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and The Leprosy Museum – St. Jorgen Hospital. Step out of the city life by going to Ulriken and Mount Floyen and the Funicular. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Bergen trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in August: highs in Bergen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flam.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Flam, Norway — 2 nights

Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari and then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout and then see the interesting displays at Flamsbana Museet.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flam trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Flam, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Stavanger.
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Stavanger, Norway — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. Get in touch with nature at Lysefjord and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære and pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip builder.

You can fly from Flam to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Flam in August since evenings lows in Stavanger dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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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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

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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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