60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
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Kiruna, Sweden
— 1 night
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland

— 5 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.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning website.

Canberra, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Arctic Husky Farm and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Luosto (Luosto Adventures & Kopara Reindeer Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kiruna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kiruna, Sweden

— 1 night
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): ride a horse along Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kiruna tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kiruna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Kiruna due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Kiruna are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Tromso.

Things to do in Kiruna

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Tromso, Norway

— 3 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.
Head to Lone Slydahl and Galleri Nordfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Tromso Fjords. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Art Ika.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tromso travel route planner.

You can drive from Kiruna to Tromso in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kiruna in March; daily highs in Tromso reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laugavegur and Arctic Photo. Take a break from the city and head to Gullfoss Falls and Strokkur. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi) and Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reykjavik Safari, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik journey planning tool.

Getting from Tromso to Reykjavik by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Ilulissat, Greenland

— 2 nights
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Jakobshavn Glacier, take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ilulissat Icefjord.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ilulissat trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Ilulissat in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Reykjavik in April: highs in Ilulissat hover around -4°C, while lows dip to -13°C. You will leave for Copenhagen on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks · Nature

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Gudmindrup Beach and Ledreborg Palace Golf. For shopping fun, head to National Gallery of Denmark or Torvehallerne. Change things up with a short trip to Nordsjaellands Kattegatkyst in Hundested (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and wander the streets of Christiania.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ilulissat to Copenhagen in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Ilulissat to Copenhagen, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ilulissat in April, things will get much hotter in Copenhagen: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belle Kunst and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Head to Ny Lundgaard Ismejeri and Dokk1for plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aarhus: Lyt til marsvin (in Middelfart), Kyst- og Fjordcentret (in Oersted) and Asvig Strand (in Juelsminde). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brabrandstien, step into the grandiose world of Marselisborg Slot, get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ega Engso.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Head to Outland Oslo and Karl Johans gatefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, kick back and relax at Ingierstrand Beach, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, and fly down the slopes at Ski & Guide.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Aarhus in April, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 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.
Visit Royal Palace and The Great Synagogue of Stockholm for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Strandvagen in Nynashamn--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquitie, glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh and Borey Art Centerfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and shop like a local with Dolls Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg vacation builder website.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Moscow, Russia

— 7 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Red Square and Art Gallery Na Kashirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Saint Basil's Cathedral and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Kournikova Gallery in Borki (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Exhibition Halls of Russian Art Academy, view the masterpieces at Gallery Na Shabolovke, admire the masterpieces at Art Center. Moscow, and take a stroll through Kuznetsky Most Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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."

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.

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.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Nature & Parks
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

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.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.