23 days in Norway, Aland & Stockholm Itinerary

23 days in Norway, Aland & Stockholm Itinerary

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23 days in Norway, Aland & Stockholm Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Kumlinge, Finland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4 h
2
Mariehamn, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Manama, Bahrain


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1
day
Kumlinge, Finland

Kumlinge ©
Kumlinge is a municipality consisting of a group of islands in Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kumlinge Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kumlinge trip itinerary planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Kumlinge is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Kumlinge is minus 1 hour. In August, Kumlinge is cooler than Manama - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kumlinge

Historic Sites
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Kumlinge Church ©
Kumlinge Church

4
nights
Mariehamn, Finland

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museumship Pommern and Kobba Klintar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aland Maritime Museum and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum. Take a break from Mariehamn with a short trip to Bomarsund in Sund, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online journey maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kumlinge to Mariehamn. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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 Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hardanger Fjord and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Venture out of the city with trips to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and The Art Centre Kabuso (in Oystese). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, stop by Susan Fosse Knitwear, take in the waterfront at Fish Market, and take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bergen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariehamn to Bergen. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mariehamn to Bergen. In August in Bergen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, The Art Centre Kabuso
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bygdøy and Huk. Get a sense of the local culture at Karl Johans gate and Viking Ship Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum), buy something for everyone on your list at Aker Brygge, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip website .

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fotografiska and Vasa Museum. For shopping fun, head to Ostermalm Saluhall or The English Bookshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala), Strandvagen (in Nynashamn) and Stendorren Nature Reserve (in Tystberga). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and stroll through Soderbysjon.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in August since evenings lows in Stockholm dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stendorren Nature Reserve, Uppsala Domkyrka, Strandvagen
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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