13 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

13 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Get some cultural insight at Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ingierstrand Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oslo day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Oslo. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church, see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in September since evenings lows in Copenhagen dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and Soderbysjon. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, enjoy the sand and surf at Langholmen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip maker site .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, Stockholm is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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