21 days in Sweden, Norway & Finland Itinerary

21 days in Sweden, Norway & Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Sweden, Norway & Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Stockholm is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Stockholm at 12°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

5
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, don't miss a visit to Norsk Folkemuseum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo online holiday planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and stop by Susan Fosse Knitwear.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen attractions planning website .

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bergen, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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 out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

You can fly from Bergen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Helsinki. Traveling from Bergen in October, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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