11 days in Helsinki & Scandinavia Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Scandinavia Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Architectural Building
Temppeliaukio Church
4.2

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, then take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Stockholm journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Must see
Skansen
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Must see
Vasa Museum
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Castle
Royal Palace
4.2

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gothenburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Haga
4.2

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Tivoli Gardens
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Must see
Nyhavn
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Observation Deck
Rundetarn
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Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©

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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Bryggen
4.6
Flea Market
Fish Market
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Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Flam trip planning website.

Getting from Bergen to Flam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Naeroyfjord
4.7
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Observation Deck
Stegastein Lookout
4.8

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and finally walk around Vigeland Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo attractions planner.

Getting from Flam to Oslo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Flam in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Vigeland Museum
4.6

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