40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Inari, Finland
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4 h
3
Kirkenes, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Tromso, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
6
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
7
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Inari, Finland

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

2
nights
Kirkenes, Norway

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument, steep yourself in history at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, thenadmire the masterpieces at Galleri ArtikA, and finally take an in-depth tour of Varanger Museum. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skoltesamisk Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pasvik Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kirkenes trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kirkenes takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kirkenes. March in Kirkenes sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Skoltesamisk Museum
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Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument

5
nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, and appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip maker site.

You can fly from Kirkenes to Tromso in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kirkenes in March; daily highs in Tromso reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Munch Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Munch Museum ©
Munch Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord, thensee the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Flam trip maker tool.

Getting from Oslo to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for slightly colder days in Flam, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Naeroyfjord, Stegastein Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout
Flam Store Exclusive ©
Flam Store Exclusive

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fish Market and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Gronevika and then head outdoors with God Tur.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bergen road trip website.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Bergen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

3
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Stockholm takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, walk around Vondelpark, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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