33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
6
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look and learn at Aurora Sky Station, then go for a walk through Trollsjon, and then hit the slopes at Riksgransen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Abisko trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Abisko with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Abisko sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Trollsjon, Riksgransen
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Riksgransen ©
Riksgransen
Aurora Sky Station ©
Aurora Sky Station

6
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, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and browse the exhibits of Royal Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stockholm trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Abisko to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

5
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 world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Munch Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Oslo trip maker website .

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in January, expect nights in Oslo to be a bit cooler, around -9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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.
Step out of Bergen to go to Lysekloster and see Lyse Abbey, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), stop by Fabelflora, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the waterfront at Bryggen.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen journey planner .

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bergen, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lyse Abbey
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bergen to Blaskogabyggd by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Bergen to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip site .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Rovaniemi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Reykjavik in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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