40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
2
Visby, Sweden
— 3 nights
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
5
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
6
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
7
Stryn, Norway
— 1 night
8
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
9
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
10
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
11
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skansen and Royal Palace. Storkyrkan and Uppsala Domkyrka will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet, and see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Stockholm at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala, Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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Visby, Sweden

Visby ©
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 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, and then admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Föreningen Gotlandståget, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Visby trip itinerary app.

Getting from Stockholm to Visby by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Visby, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Föreningen Gotlandståget
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Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Kastellet. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosenborg Castle and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, contemplate the long history of Our Saviour's Church, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Visby to Copenhagen with the Route module. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Arken Museum of Modern Art
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Kastellet ©
Kastellet
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

3
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lysefjord and Flor & Fjære. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Galleri Gann. Change things up with a short trip to Dalsnuten in Sandnes (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Strand, have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, shop like a local with Touscene, and appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stavanger trip planning website.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stavanger in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for little chillier days in Stavanger, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Sandnes
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Theta Museum. Do your shopping at KODE Art Museums of Bergen and Fish Market. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, and take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bergen travel planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bergen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

2
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, and finally go for a walk through Vindhellavegen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bakka Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Flam trip planner.

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 July, daytime highs in Flam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Stryn.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stegastein Lookout, Vindhellavegen, Bakka Church, Naeroyfjord, Borgund Stave Church
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Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Vindhellavegen ©
Vindhellavegen

1
night
Stryn, Norway

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Olden, take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olden kyrkje.

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Traveling by bus from Flam to Stryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Stryn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olden kyrkje
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Olden ©
Olden
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)

2
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
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 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geiranger day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Stryn to Geiranger takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

6
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bygdøy and Sognsvann Lake. Get some historical perspective at Oslomarka and Norsk Folkemuseum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and get engrossed in the history at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Oslo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Geiranger in July, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet

2
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Oslo to Turku with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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