54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Dunkirk, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Oulu, Finland
— 2 nights
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Arvidsjaur, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Bodo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Dunkirk, France

— 3 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 18th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monument a Georges Guynemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Touquet Beach, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nausicaa, and finally trek along Promenade des Remparts.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dunkirk trip planning tool.

Cambridge, UK to Dunkirk is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Cambridge to Dunkirk is 1 hour. August in Dunkirk sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Brussels takes 2 hours. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Wurzburg (Vierroehrenbrunnen, Alte Mainbruecke, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, admire the striking features of Romer, and make a trip to Main Tower.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt day trip planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Frankfurt to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, make a trip to KolnTriangle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cologne sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stop by The Jordaan.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Hannover, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Hannover is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, steep yourself in history at Aegidienkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, and pause for some photo ops at Luther statue.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hannover holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Hannover by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Hannover, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip builder tool.

Getting from Hannover to Hamburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Christiania, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen visit planning app.

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, head outdoors with Riddarholmen, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, then have fun and explore at Junibacken, and finally get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

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

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Stockholm are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Yelagin Island, then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Oulu, Finland

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Tietomaa, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oulu road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St. Petersburg to Oulu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Oulu. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in September: highs in Oulu hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Arvidsjaur.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Arvidsjaur, Sweden

— 3 nights
Arvidsjaur is a locality and the seat of Arvidsjaur Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 4,635 inhabitants in 2010.Arvidsjaur is a center for the European car industry. Get out of town with these interesting Arvidsjaur side-trips: Storforsens Naturreservat (in Alvsbyn), Storforsen (in Vidsel) and Flarken Adventure (in Flarken). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hembygtsmuseet Gamla Prastgarden and make a trip to The Sami Town.

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You can drive from Oulu to Arvidsjaur in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oulu to Arvidsjaur. In September, daytime highs in Arvidsjaur are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Arvidsjaur

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Bodo, Norway

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Saltstraumen, get your game on at Newton Flight Academy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle, and finally take some stellar pictures from Turisthytta Bodo. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, examine the collection at Bodo Domkirke, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodo route planning website.

Getting from Arvidsjaur to Bodo by journey takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Arvidsjaur in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Bodo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Trondheim, Norway

— 3 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Trondheim is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Bakklandet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munkholmen batteri, learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, and make a trip to Old Town Bridge.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trondheim attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Bodo to Trondheim takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In September in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trondheim in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Bergen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and examine the collection at Fram Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo online visit planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bergen in October since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 35°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

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