40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Hammerfest, Norway
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Alesund, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Kristiansand, Norway
— 3 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, get a dose of the wild on Traveller Tours, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tallinn is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May, Tallinn is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay May 20 — 25:

Hammerfest, Norway

— 1 night
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church and then get great views at Salen Lookout. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society, then examine the collection at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, and then don't miss a visit to Struve Geodetic Arc.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammerfest online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Hammerfest with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect Hammerfest to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Trondheim, Norway

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): play a few rounds at Trondheim par3golf and then trek along Bymarka. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Old Town Bridge and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trondheim online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hammerfest to Trondheim. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hammerfest in May: high temperatures in Trondheim hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Alesund.

Things to do in Trondheim

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Alesund, Norway

— 3 nights
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Alesund is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, trek along Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Atlantic Sea Park, and look for gifts at Jukebox Recordstore.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alesund trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Alesund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Bergen, Norway

— 3 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.
Step out of Bergen with an excursion to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, make a trip to Ulriken, and get the lay of the land with Bergen Food Tours.

Make your Bergen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Bergen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Oslo, Norway

— 5 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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oslo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bergen in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:

Kristiansand, Norway

— 3 nights
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Kristiansand is known for zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Jegersberg HIking Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, take in the exciting artwork at Kristiansand Kunsthall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kristiansand Domkirke.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kristiansand trip planner.

Fly from Oslo to Kristiansand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Malmo, Sweden

— 3 nights

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malmo: Helsingborg (Church of St. Mary & Sofiero Palace). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, walk around Kungsparken, admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), and take in nature's colorful creations at Slottstradgarden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Malmo day trip website.

Getting from Kristiansand to Malmo by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Gdansk, Poland

— 6 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Malbork (Mennonite Cemetery & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Malmo to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22: