20 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

20 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
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 historical perspective at Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Rådhuset. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viking Ship Museum and Astrup Fearnley Museet. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and buy something for everyone on your list at Aker Brygge.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Oslo is minus 9 hours. June in Oslo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
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2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 4th (Sat), take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate, engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then see the interesting displays at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Touscene. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sola Strand, get engrossed in the history at Stavanger Maritime Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Stavanger day trip site .

Getting from Oslo to Stavanger by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for little chillier days in Stavanger, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Stavanger Maritime Museum ©
Stavanger Maritime Museum
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to KODE Art Museums of Bergen or Magic Ice Bar Bergen. Get some historical perspective at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Bryggen. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, take in the waterfront at Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Leprosy Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bergen journey planning tool .

You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen

3
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Let the collections at Kristiansten Fortress and Rockheim capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Bakklandet Old Town and Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, view the masterpieces at Babel Bok, snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, and shop like a local with YellowKorner.

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Traveling by flight from Bergen to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town
Ringve Museum ©
Ringve Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, & more) and Turku (Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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You can fly from Trondheim to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trondheim to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Turku, Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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