14 days in Sweden & Finland Itinerary

14 days in Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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6
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.
Vasa Museum and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Stockholm Old Town and The Great Synagogue of Stockholm will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, head off the coast to Sodermalm, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Stockholm at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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