60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip builder

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dragoer, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsingoer, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Roskilde, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kolding, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Vejle, Denmark
— 1 day
Drive
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Billund, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Silkeborg, Denmark
— 1 day
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 day
Drive
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Skagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredrikstad, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Undredal, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hammerfest, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu, Finland
— 2 nights
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Ivalo, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Espoo, Finland
— 1 day
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Lappeenranta, Finland
— 3 nights
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Umea, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Jonkoping, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gavle, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Uppsala, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly to Bornholm Airport, Drive to Svaneke
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Svaneke, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive to Bornholm Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot, and steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip builder website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dragoer.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Dragoer, Denmark

— 1 night
Dragør is the main town and the seat of the municipal council of Dragør Municipality, (Denmark), which includes the village of Store Magleby.GeographyDragør, on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager, is located only 12 km from central Copenhagen. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Kastrup Sea bath, then step into the grandiose world of Kastrup Fort, then examine the collection at Amagermuseet, and finally make a trip to Kongelundsfortet.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dragoer day trip planning tool.

Dragoer is very close to Copenhagen. In December, daytime highs in Dragoer are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Dragoer

Beaches · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Helsingoer, Denmark

— 1 night
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
On the 11th (Sat), look for gifts at Tibberup Hoekeren, then take a leisurely stroll along Helsingor Havn, then examine the collection at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and finally pause for some photo ops at Holger Danske.

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Getting from Dragoer to Helsingoer by car takes about an hour. December in Helsingoer sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roskilde.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums · Shopping

Roskilde, Denmark

— 1 night
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
On the 12th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Naturskolen Ved Orostrand, then examine the collection at Andelslandsbyen Nyvang, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke.

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You can drive from Helsingoer to Roskilde in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Roskilde, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Roskilde

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Odense, Denmark

— 2 nights

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 13th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, then browse for treasures at Hekkes Genbrug, then get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, and finally admire the natural beauty at Munke Mose Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Odense day trip site.

Traveling by car from Roskilde to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Odense, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kolding.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Kolding, Denmark

— 1 night
Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hindsgavl Dyrehave, admire the masterpieces at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, then explore the world behind art at Trapholt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Det Gamle Borgerhus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kolding, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Odense to Kolding in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kolding are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vejle.

Things to do in Kolding

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vejle, Denmark

— 1 day
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, contemplate the long history of Danmarks Industrimuseum, and then admire the striking features of Fjordenhus.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vejle trip planner.

Vejle is very close to Kolding. In December, daytime highs in Vejle are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Billund.

Things to do in Vejle

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Billund, Denmark

— 1 night

Home of LEGO

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Billund journey planner.

Billund is very close to Vejle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll set off for Silkeborg on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Billund

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Silkeborg, Denmark

— 1 day
Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014). On the 16th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at AQUA Aquarium & Wildlife Park, then admire the striking features of Himmelbjergtaarnet, then take in the views from Den Genfundne Bro, and finally see the interesting displays at Papirmuseet.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Silkeborg planner.

Getting from Billund to Silkeborg by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Silkeborg

Museums · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Aarhus trip builder site.

You can drive from Silkeborg to Aarhus in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will leave for Aalborg on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 day
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have, then walk around The Park of Music, and finally steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Aarhus to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Aalborg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Skagen, Denmark

— 2 nights
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. On the 18th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Rabjerg Mile, then explore the world behind art at Skagens Museum, and then make a trip to Grenen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Skagen tour builder.

You can drive from Aalborg to Skagen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fredrikstad.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Fredrikstad, Norway

— 1 night
Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to The Fortified Town and then examine the collection at Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Isegran, then explore the wide array of goods at Ferner Jacobsen AS, then let little ones run wild at Superland, and finally make a trip to Solberg Tower.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fredrikstad day trip planning website.

You can drive from Skagen to Fredrikstad in 6 hours. Traveling from Skagen in December, Fredrikstad is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Fredrikstad

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pick up some local products at Molleren Sylvia, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then explore the activities along Oslofjord, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally stroll around Vigeland Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo planner.

You can drive from Fredrikstad to Oslo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredrikstad in December, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Stavanger, Norway

— 1 night

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 23rd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Kongeparken.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger attractions planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stavanger, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Flam.

Things to do in Stavanger

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and then explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Flam trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Stavanger to Flam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Stavanger in December: high temperatures in Flam hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Festplassen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then look for gifts at Julehuset - Christmas Shop, and finally meet the residents at Akvariet i Bergen. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Dmg Gallery, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally make a trip to Pepperkakebyen - The Worlds largest Gingerbread City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bergen visit planner.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Bergen is somewhat warmer than Flam - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Undredal.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Undredal, Norway

— 2 nights
Undredal is a small village in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Attractions like Hove Stone Church and Sognefjorden make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Undredal Stave Church, and experience rural life at Skaldegard.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Undredal trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Undredal takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bergen in December: high temperatures in Undredal hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Undredal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Geiranger, Norway

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Laushornet, relax in the rural setting at Herdalssetra, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geiranger online trip planner.

You can drive from Undredal to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Undredal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geiranger, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Tromso.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tromso, Norway

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and then see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Tromso takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Geiranger in January, with highs in Tromso at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Hammerfest, Norway

— 2 nights
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Polar Bear Society, pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, then make a trip to Struve Geodetic Arc, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain Mother and Child. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, then shop like a local with Galleri Syvstjerna, and then get great views at Salen Lookout.

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You can drive from Tromso to Hammerfest in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In January in Hammerfest, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle.

Find out how to plan Rovaniemi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hammerfest to Rovaniemi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammerfest to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hammerfest in January, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Oulu, Finland

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then get curious at Tietomaa, then examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Oulu are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Ivalo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Ivalo, Finland

— 2 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ivalo trip builder.

You can fly from Oulu to Ivalo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in January, expect Ivalo to be a bit cooler, temps between -11°C and -20°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Ivalo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, then admire the striking features of Old Customs House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ivalo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ivalo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Espoo, Finland

— 1 day
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): cool off at Serena Water Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Espoo trip itinerary website.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. January in Espoo sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Espoo

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lappeenranta, Finland

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 17th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then browse the different shops at Prisma, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas.

Plan a Lappeenranta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Espoo to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Umea.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Umea, Sweden

— 2 nights
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Guitars the Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Umea travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Umea takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lappeenranta to Umea is minus 1 hour. January in Umea sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jonkoping.

Things to do in Umea

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Jonkoping, Sweden

— 2 nights
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosenlunds Rosarium, then look for gifts at Polkapojkarna, then examine the collection at Husqvarna Museum, and finally walk around Jönköpings Stadspark.

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Fly from Umea to Jonkoping in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Umea in January, expect Jonkoping to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Gavle.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Gavle, Sweden

— 2 nights
Gävle is a city in Sweden, the seat of Gävle Municipality and the capital of Gävleborg County. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Bonan Fiskelage, examine the collection at Jarnvagsmuseet, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boulognerskogen City Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gavle trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Jonkoping to Gavle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Uppsala.

Things to do in Gavle

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Uppsala, Sweden

— 1 night

Bike Town

Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Linnaeus Garden and then contemplate the long history of Gamla Uppsala.

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Traveling by car from Gavle to Uppsala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Uppsala, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stockholm.

Things to do in Uppsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Skansen and Junibacken. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

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Getting from Uppsala to Stockholm by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Stockholm are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Svaneke.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Svaneke, Denmark

— 2 nights
Svaneke is a small town on the eastern coast of the Baltic island of Bornholm, Denmark.It is Denmark's easternmost and until few years ago the smallest and now the second smallest chartered town with a population of 1,059 as of 1 January 2014. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ostermarie Kirkeruin, go for a walk through Christiansoe, and then learn about all things military at Koldkrigsmuseum Dueodde. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Svaneke vandtaarn, get to know the resident critters at Bornholms Rovfugleshow, then find something for the whole family at Bornholms Middelaldercenter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osterlars Rundkirke, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Anya Bendtsen.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Svaneke road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stockholm to Svaneke. Traveling from Stockholm in January, things will get a bit warmer in Svaneke: highs are around 3°C and lows about 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Svaneke

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."