22 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

22 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

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22 days in Finland & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Linkoping, Sweden
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kalmar, Sweden
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sapokka Water Garden. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka ©
Heureka

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Skansen and Vasa Museum will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Junibacken. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planning website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Linkoping, Sweden

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Discover out-of-the-way places like Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest and Kolmården Zoo. Step out of Linkoping to go to Norrkoping and see the Industrial Landscape, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Flygvapenmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linkoping Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Bergs slussar.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Linkoping trip planner .

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Linkoping takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Linkoping sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Industrial Landscape, Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest, Kolmården Zoo, Bergs slussar
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Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo
Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest ©
Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum

2
nights
Visby, Sweden

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, and finally see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grogarnsberget, Head underground at Lummelundagrottan, then contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Visby online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Linkoping to Visby in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Visby sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Grogarnsberget
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Grogarnsberget ©
Grogarnsberget
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall

3
nights
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalmar Castle and Kalmar Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Kalmar side-trips: Marine Museum Karlskrona (in Karlskrona) and Ronneby Brunnspark (in Ronneby). The adventure continues: take in the views from Ölandsbron, try for a hole-in-one at Kalmar Parkgolf, stop by Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, and play a few rounds at Kalmar Golfbana.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kalmar journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Visby to Kalmar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Kalmar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronneby Brunnspark, Marine Museum Karlskrona
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Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Skalby 4H-gard ©
Skalby 4H-gard
Marine Museum Karlskrona ©
Marine Museum Karlskrona

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Marstrand. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Slottsskogen and Haga. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), examine the collection at Aeroseum, engage your brain at Universeum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gothenburg attractions planner .

You can take a train from Kalmar to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum
Slottsskogen ©
Slottsskogen
Haga ©
Haga

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