31 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

31 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
train + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stryn, Norway
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Odda, Norway
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Carl Adolf Dahl Statue, then examine the collection at Rockheim, and then take in the views from Old Town Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Olav Tryggvason Monument, then brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and then wander the streets of Bakklandet Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Trondheim is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Trondheim, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Rockheim ©
Rockheim

1
night
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geiranger day trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Trondheim to Geiranger takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Geiranger are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Fossevandring Geiranger ©
Fossevandring Geiranger
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

1
night
Stryn, Norway

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Eduardo Juan, contemplate the long history of Olden, then don't miss a visit to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loen Church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stryn road trip website .

You can drive from Geiranger to Stryn in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Loen
Highlights from your plan
Olden ©
Olden
Loen Church ©
Loen Church
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall and Leprosy Museum. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's still lots to do: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bergen trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stryn to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Odda.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

1
night
Odda, Norway

Odda ©
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Latefossen and then don't miss a visit to Trolltunga.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Odda trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Bergen to Odda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Odda

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Latefossen ©
Latefossen
Trolltunga ©
Trolltunga

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Sola Strand. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Odda to Stavanger takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stavanger are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Speed Boats Tours
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Heddal Stave Church and The Fortified Town. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Halden to see Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy, stroll around Frogner Park, examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Stavanger to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in August, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Fortified Town, Heddal Stave Church, Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
Highlights from your plan
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marstrand and Tylosand Strand. When in Gothenburg, make a side trip to see Trollhätte Canal in Trollhattan, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Maritiman, admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gothenburg when traveling from Oslo in August, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Trollhätte Canal, Marstrand, Tylosand Strand
Highlights from your plan
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Trollhätte Canal ©
Trollhätte Canal

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 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and finally make a trip to S:t Hans och S:t Pers ruiner. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Lummelundagrottan, make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Kranku Te & Kaffe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Visby trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Visby in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Visby can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Hogklint Naturreservat ©
Hogklint Naturreservat
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sala Silvergruva and Fjallgatan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Kolmården Zoo (in Kolmarden) and Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Stortorget, and take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sala Silvergruva, Kolmården Zoo, Uppsala Domkyrka
Highlights from your plan
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Sala Silvergruva ©
Sala Silvergruva
Fjallgatan ©
Fjallgatan

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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 the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Oodi Central Library. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), walk around Kaivopuisto, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Oodi Central Library ©
Oodi Central Library

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