30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Train to Otta stasjon, Bus to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt, Bus to Flam
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Kastellet and St. Alban's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), make a trip to The Little Mermaid, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online tour itinerary maker.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Copenhagen is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Copenhagen, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in May, expect Copenhagen to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Volvo Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritiman, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Storkyrkan. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Stockholm are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

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 explore and learn at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Fram Museum. Get some cultural insight at Det Kongelige Slott and Viking Ship Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Oslo. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May in Oslo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Geiranger, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geiranger Fjord and The Seven Sisters. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ornevegen - Ornesvingen and Fossevandring Geiranger. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet and get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Geiranger trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Geiranger by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Flam.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and then admire the sheer force of Kjosfossen Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borgund Stave Church, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Flam trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Flam in 9.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Flam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Dmg Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and Bryggen. Step out of Bergen to go to Herdla and see Gone Paddling AS, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen.

Before you visit Bergen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Flam to Bergen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
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.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty 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.