23 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

23 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
5
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
6
Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
9
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights

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.
Visit Stavanger Cathedral and Skagenkaien for their historical value. Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Varhaug Old Churchyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Orre Beach (in Orre). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Breidablikk, explore the world behind art at Reidar Berge museet, take an in-depth tour of Stavanger Maritime Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip planner.

Durham, UK to Stavanger is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Borestranden Beach, Varhaug Old Churchyard, Orre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Stavanger Cathedral ©
Stavanger Cathedral
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, and finally explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bergen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen ©
Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and 22 July Centre. Get some historical perspective at Drobak and Norsk Folkemuseum. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bergen in July: highs in Oslo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Armed Forces Museum ©
Armed Forces Museum

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Aeroseum and Goteborgs Konsthall. Skansen Kronan and Vasa Church will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Liseberg amusement park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritiman, pause for some serene contemplation at Masthuggskyrkan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Gothenburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maritiman ©
Maritiman
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan

1
night
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterkyrkan, then explore the historical opulence of Malmohus castle, and finally look for gifts at Formargruppen.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Malmo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Malmo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Lund
Highlights from your plan
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Allhelgonakyrkan ©
Allhelgonakyrkan

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 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Föreningen Gotlandståget, then delve into the distant past at S:t Hans och S:t Pers ruiner, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, and finally explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Visby online visit planner.

Fly from Malmo to Visby in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Visby are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Föreningen Gotlandståget, St. Karin Cathedral Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Föreningen Gotlandståget ©
Föreningen Gotlandståget
St. Karin Cathedral Ruins ©
St. Karin Cathedral Ruins

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Riddarholmen Church, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, admire the masterpieces at Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet), then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

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You can fly from Visby to Stockholm in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) ©
Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visit Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Jarvenpaan kirkko (in Jarvenpaa), Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Jarvenpaan kirkko, Marian Kirkko, Aurlahti Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip maker app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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