33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Shuttle + 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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): see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station, then make a trip to Trollsjon, and then hit the slopes at Riksgransen. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Abisko trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Abisko with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki to Abisko, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trollsjon, Riksgransen
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Trollsjon ©
Trollsjon
Riksgransen ©
Riksgransen

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, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at Skansen, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Abisko to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Millesgarden
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, try out the rides at Norsk Folkemuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum.

You can plan Oslo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in January: highs in Oslo hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time 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
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki 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 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, trek along Mount Lovstaken, and examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bergen trip 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bergen, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lyse Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Lyderhorn ©
Lyderhorn

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), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd route site.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Bergen to Blaskogabyggd in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Blaskogabyggd. In January, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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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 Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to 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 Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Food Tours

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Reykjavik to Rovaniemi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -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
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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