41 days in Finland, Scandinavia & Travemuende Itinerary

41 days in Finland, Scandinavia & Travemuende Itinerary

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Billund, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Arendal, Norway
— 3 nights
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Norheimsund, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
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Gudvangen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Gaupne, Norway
— 3 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Bodo, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Moskenes ferjekai, Drive to Leknes
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Leknes, Norway
— 5 nights
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Andenes, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry to Gryllefjord, Drive to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna, Finland
— 12 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Travemuende, Germany
— 1 night
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Billund, Denmark

— 2 nights

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Billund road trip tool.

Kortenberg, Belgium to Billund is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kortenberg in July, you will find days in Billund are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arendal.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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Arendal, Norway

— 3 nights
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Arendal: Risor Akvarium (in Risor) and The Little Zoo (in Sundebru). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Hove and Spornes and experience rural life at Smag & Behag Bjellandstrand.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arendal trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Billund to Arendal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Arendal sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Norheimsund.

Things to do in Arendal

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Norheimsund, Norway

— 1 night
Norheimsund is the administrative centre of the municipality of Kvam in Hordaland county, Norway. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Norheimsund trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Arendal to Norheimsund in 7 hours. Traveling from Arendal in July, you will find days in Norheimsund are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Bergen.

Things to do in Norheimsund

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Bergen, Norway

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip planner.

You can drive from Norheimsund to Bergen in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gudvangen.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Gudvangen, Norway

— 2 nights
Gudvangen is a village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stegastein Lookout as well as Nordic Ventures.

To plan Gudvangen vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Gudvangen takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gaupne.

Things to do in Gudvangen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Gaupne, Norway

— 3 nights
You've now added Elvepurka Glacier Rafting to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Fjord Active.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gaupne trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Gudvangen to Gaupne in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Gaupne

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Geiranger, Norway

— 1 night

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Geiranger Fjord. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geiranger travel planner.

Traveling by car from Gaupne to Geiranger takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Trondheim on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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Trondheim, Norway

— 1 night
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Make your Trondheim itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Geiranger to Trondheim in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Bodo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Bodo, Norway

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodo road trip app.

You can fly from Trondheim to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Trondheim in July, expect nights in Bodo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Leknes.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Leknes, Norway

— 5 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kvalvika Beach, Reine Adventure and Henningsvaer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leknes: Nusfjord Fishing Village (in Nusfjord) and Svolvaer (Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum & Tjeldbergtind). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Justadtinden, explore and take pictures at Uttakleiv Beach, and hike along Holandsmelen Hiking Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Leknes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Andenes.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Andenes, Norway

— 1 night
Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Sea Safari Andenes and then kick back and relax at Bleikstranda.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Andenes attractions planner.

You can drive from Leknes to Andenes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Andenes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for Tromso on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Andenes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

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

Traveling by flight from Andenes to Tromso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Tromso, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Getting from Tromso to Rovaniemi by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Tromso in July, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Savonlinna, Finland

— 12 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park), Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Headquarters Museum, &more) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, step aboard S/S Salama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 12:

Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website.

Fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Travemuende.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Travemuende, Germany

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Lighthouse Travemuende.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Travemuende route website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Travemuende. Traveling from Helsinki to Travemuende, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Travemuende are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Travemuende

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums

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."