11 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Syracuse, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Syracuse, United States

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
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 Monteliusvagen. Stockholm Old Town and Strandvagen will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner .

Syracuse, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. Traveling from Syracuse to Stockholm, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Syracuse in July, with highs in Stockholm at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
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 (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Nordisk bibelmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oslo online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Oslo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), then get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and finally contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, then admire the natural beauty at Leprosy Museum, and finally trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bergen trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

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