37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seinajoki, Finland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lulea, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Kirkenes, Norway
— 2 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
Fly to Tromso, Bus to Narvik
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Narvik, Norway
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Vantaa, Finland
— 2 nights
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Kotka, Finland
— 2 nights
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
— 1 night
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Hameenlinna, Finland
— 1 night
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Turku, Finland
— 3 nights
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Hanko, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tram Museum (Raitioliikennemuseo), Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), Military Museum of Manes, and other attractions you added. On the 7th (Wed), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then see the interesting displays at Suomenlinna Museum, then examine the collection at Military Museum of Manes, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joensuu.
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Joensuu, Finland — 2 nights

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for slightly colder days in Joensuu, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Vaasa on the 10th (Sat).
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Vaasa, Finland — 2 nights

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planning app.

Drive from Joensuu to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Seinajoki on the 12th (Mon).
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Seinajoki, Finland — 1 night

Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seinajoki road trip planning app.

You can drive from Vaasa to Seinajoki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Kemi.
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Kemi, Finland — 2 nights

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Wed), head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, take a tour by water with Elamysvirta - Flow of Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally explore the activities along Kukkolankoski. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally play a few rounds at Tornio Golf.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kemi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Seinajoki to Kemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lulea.
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Lulea, Sweden — 3 nights

Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Step off the beaten path and head to Gammelstad Church Town and Holgers Traktor Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Siknasfortet and County Governor's Residence. Change things up with these side-trips from Lulea: Kalix Kyrka (in Kalix) and Havremagasinet (in Boden). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Norrbottens museum, identify plant and animal life at Hinderson, don't miss a visit to Rodbergsfortet, and see the interesting displays at Flygmuseet F21.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lulea day trip website.

You can drive from Kemi to Lulea in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Lulea are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Norway — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 19th (Mon), trek along Holandsmelen Hiking Trail, hike along Justadtinden, then kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Hiking on the hills, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Seafood Center, look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Himmeltinden.

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Drive from Lulea to Leknes in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Batvraket ved Tomasjordnes, see the sky in a new way at Northern Norwegian Science Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, see the interesting displays at Troll Museum, then stop by Snarby Strikkestudio, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tromso day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes, Norway — 2 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Lungomare, take in the spiritual surroundings of King Oscar II Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Barents Safari Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet, and then make a trip to Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kirkenes visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Kirkenes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 1 night

Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, then get outside with Knivskjellodden, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and finally make a trip to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue, then take a memorable tour with Arctic Guide Service, and then explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkenes to Nordkapp Municipality takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Nordkapp Municipality, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Narvik.
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Narvik, Norway — 2 nights

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helleren Powerstation and Narvik Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Narvik Krigsmuseum and Hiroshima Stone. Venture out of the city with trips to Harstad (Mountain Hike to Musvannet & Gangsastoppen) and Ballangen Museum (in Ballangen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Narvik Kjoretoyhistoriske Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Narvikfjellet, and pause for some photo ops at Polish War Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Narvik online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nordkapp Municipality to Narvik by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Narvik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, then examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Elf's Farmyard, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

You can drive from Narvik to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Vantaa.
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Vantaa, Finland — 2 nights

Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, then explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, then examine the collection at Lotta Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Tuusula Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vantaa journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vantaa, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.
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Kotka, Finland — 2 nights

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, stop by Kouvola Museum Quarter, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then examine the collection at The Town Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kyminlinna Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vantaa to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyvinkaa.
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Hyvinkaa, Finland — 1 night

Hyvinkää is a town and municipality of Finland. To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hyvinkaa day trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Hyvinkaa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hyvinkaa can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hameenlinna.
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Hameenlinna, Finland — 1 night

Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Museo Militaria has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hameenlinna trip maker site.

You can drive from Hyvinkaa to Hameenlinna in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.
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Turku, Finland — 3 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Sa-int Maanpuolustusmuseo capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Abo Akademi are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hameenlinna to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hanko.
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Hanko, Finland — 2 nights

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Path of Love.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hanko trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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