15 days in Western Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Western Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

5
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.
Visit Bryggen and Artgallery G Guddal for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baroniet Rosendal and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Explore Bergen's surroundings by going to The Art Centre Kabuso (in Oystese), Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and The White House of Candles (in Os Municipality). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, have a few drinks at Magic Ice Bar Bergen, and take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Bergen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bergen is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Bergen to be slightly colder, around 53°F, while days are cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hordaland, Rosendal, Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, Hardanger Maritime Museum
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

4
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 some cultural insight at Moderna Museet - Stockholm and Skansen. Let the collections at Fotografiska and Royal Palace capture your imagination. There's much more to do: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet, and head off the coast to Langholmen.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm travel planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bergen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Theme Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Okrafor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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