44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mackay, Australia
Fly:  31 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pori, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vaasa, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
6
Kiruna, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
7
Bodo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
8
Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
9
Falun, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
11
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Hamburg, Germany

3
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Pori, Finland

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Juselius Mausoleum. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma), Tampere (Rauhaniemi Beach & The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas) and Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Bonk Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tampere, Bonk Museum, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Ulrika Eleonora Church, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
Vaasa, Finland

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ojberget and Saltkaret. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Seinajoki (Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo & Lakeuden Risti Church). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stundars Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and make a splash at Tropiclandia.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Vaasa, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Saltkaret, Stundars Museum
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Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo ©
Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Arktikum and Amethyst Mine Lapland. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyhatunturi in Pelkosenniemi, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tromso.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tromso Bridge and The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tromso tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Tromso in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Tromso is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tromso Bridge ©
Tromso Bridge
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

3
nights
Kiruna, Sweden

Kiruna ©
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abisko National Park and Kiruna Kyrka. Step out of Kiruna to go to Porjus and see Porjus Vattenkraftstation, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Treriksroset and ride a horse along Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kiruna trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tromso to Kiruna. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tromso in January: high temperatures in Kiruna hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Kiruna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Abisko National Park, Porjus Vattenkraftstation
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Kiruna Kyrka ©
Kiruna Kyrka
Treriksroset ©
Treriksroset

3
nights
Bodo, Norway

Bodo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and Ronvik Church.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bodo trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kiruna to Bodo. When traveling from Kiruna in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bodo, with highs around 0°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around -3°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bodo Domkirke ©
Bodo Domkirke
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Mjelle ©
Mjelle

3
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Falstadsenteret, steep yourself in history at Hegra Festning, and then take in the views from Old Town Bridge. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at The Armoury Rustkammeret, make a trip to Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, NTNU, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Sykkelheisen Trampe, and finally glide through natural beauty at Elgsethytta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trondheim online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Trondheim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Falun.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Falstadsenteret, Hegra Festning
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Elgsethytta ©
Elgsethytta
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge
Hegra Festning ©
Hegra Festning

3
nights
Falun, Sweden

Falun ©
Falun is a city and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. Step off the beaten path and head to Romme Alpin and Storberget och Stollgangen Hofors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Falun: Naturum Farnebofjarden (in Gysinge), Verket (in Avesta) and Stadsberget (in Hedemora). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Falu Gruva, take an in-depth tour of Jadraas – Tallas Jarnvag, and fly down the slopes at Hemlingby friluftsomrade.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Falun trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Trondheim to Falun with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Trondheim in January: high temperatures in Falun hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Stockholm.

Things to do in Falun

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Romme Alpin, Stadsberget, Naturum Farnebofjarden, Verket, Storberget och Stollgangen Hofors
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Romme Alpin ©
Romme Alpin
Falu Gruva ©
Falu Gruva
Jadraas – Tallas Jarnvag ©
Jadraas – Tallas Jarnvag

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uppsala Domkyrka and Monteliusvagen. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get great views at Fjallgatan.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Falun to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oslomarka and Tryvann Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, and stroll around Ekebergparken.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Stockholm in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 6°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Ekebergparken ©
Ekebergparken

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen and H.C. Andersen Statue. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planning tool .

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in February, Copenhagen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moesgaard Museum and Latin Quarter. There's much more to do: stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Aarhus Domkirke, see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, and get engrossed in the history at Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus route planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Aarhus are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Marselisborg Deer Park ©
Marselisborg Deer Park

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