40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in March, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -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

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
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. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, wander the wide-open spaces of Angeli Reindeer Farm, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in March; daily highs in Inari reach -1°C and lows reach -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kirkenes, Norway

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument, then make a trip to Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleri ArtikA, and finally see the interesting displays at The Borderland Museum. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Skoltesamisk Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Pasvik Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kirkenes trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Inari to Kirkenes takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Skoltesamisk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Pasvik Nature Reserve ©
Pasvik Nature Reserve
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church

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, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso online travel route planner .

Fly from Kirkenes to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kirkenes in March, expect Tromso to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

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, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), walk around Vigelandsparken, examine the collection at Munch Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oslo journey maker site .

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 in Oslo, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, then see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Flam online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Oslo to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in March: highs in Flam hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Naeroyfjord, Stegastein Lookout
Highlights from your plan
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 a leisurely stroll along Fish Market and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Gronevika and then head outdoors with God Tur.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bergen trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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 Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

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You can fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
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, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, and find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip planning app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Stockholm in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Stockholm is 1 hour. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Stockholm, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
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 theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Nyhavn, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker app .

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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