14 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

14 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

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14 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  24​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Room Escape Games

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Uppsala Domkyrka. Get some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. April in Stockholm sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 4th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, then step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and then examine the collection at Volvo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), and then examine the collection at Aeroseum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum

1
night
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
On the 6th (Wed), stroll around Kungsparken and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malmo online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Malmo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lund Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken

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