60 days in Scandinavia & The Baltics Itinerary

60 days in Scandinavia & The Baltics Itinerary

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Longyearbyen, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
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Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Visby, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Longyearbyen, Norway

— 1 night
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, and then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen tour itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Longyearbyen is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Longyearbyen, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Auckland in May; daily highs in Longyearbyen reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Tromso, Norway

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Polar Museum and Polaria. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Longyearbyen to Tromso in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in May: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to Trondheim.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

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 21st (Sun): take in the views from Old Town Bridge, tee off at Trondheim par3golf, then examine the collection at Rockheim, then brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and finally see the interesting displays at Norwegian Deaf Museum. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Stjordal Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariaklosteret, and then hike along Bymarka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Trondheim trip planning website.

You can fly from Tromso to Trondheim in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Tromso in May, expect nights in Trondheim to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Geiranger, Norway

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, do sightseeing your way with eMobility Geiranger, then get outside with Storseterfossen, and finally get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geiranger journey maker.

Traveling by car from Trondheim to Geiranger takes 6.5 hours. In May in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stoltzekleiven and Hardangerfjord. The adventure continues: trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Bergen takes 7.5 hours. May in Bergen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Forsand Municipality, Norway

— 1 night
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kjerag and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Forsand Municipality day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Forsand Municipality takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
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Stavanger, Norway

— 2 nights

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 29th (Mon), trek along The North Sea Road and then appreciate the views at Lysefjord. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, then contemplate the long history of Gamle Stavanger, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

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

Drive from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oslofjord and Rådhuset. There's much more to do: walk around Frogner Park, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Stortinget, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oslo route planner.

Getting from Stavanger to Oslo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Oslo

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Moesgaard Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Randers Regnskov (in Randers) and Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, trek along Brabrandstien, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mejlby Kirke.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus vacation planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Frederiksberg Have. Step out of Copenhagen to go to Hillerod and see Frederiksborg Castle, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 3 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gothenburg Botanical Garden and Southern Gothenburg Archipelago. Go for a jaunt from Gothenburg to Ockero to see Roro naturreservat about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun and explore at Universeum, and get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip builder tool.

Getting from Copenhagen to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Visby, Sweden

— 1 night
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, then get out on two wheels at Tjauls Adventures, and finally see the interesting displays at Föreningen Gotlandståget.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Visby day trip website.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Visby in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Visby are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uppsala Domkyrka and Storkyrkan. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Stockholm journey planner.

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Olaf’s Church and Kumu Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, ponder the world of politics at Tallinna Raekoda, and take in panoramic vistas at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip builder app.

Fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Tallinn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Riga, Latvia

— 5 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alberta Iela and Musee Art Nouveau. Venture out of the city with trips to Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Turaida Castle (in Sigulda). There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Riga trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Riga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 7 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Theresa and Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai) and Kaunas (Kaunas Castle, Old Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11: