31 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

31 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  7​h
1
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Andalsnes, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
End: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, then take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen trip maker tool .

Bournemouth, UK to Bergen is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bournemouth to Bergen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bournemouth in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bergen, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

1
night
Forsand Municipality, Norway

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bergen to Forsand Municipality in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Forsand Municipality, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Trails Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock

1
night
Andalsnes, Norway

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): cruise along Trollstigen and then trek along Romsdalseggen.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Andalsnes road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Forsand Municipality to Andalsnes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. July in Andalsnes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Trollstigen
Highlights from your plan
Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen

2
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, then don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and then take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geiranger day trip tool .

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nordmarka and Ostensjovannet Lake. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oslomarka, steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ingierstrand Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Geiranger to Oslo by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Oslo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohjan Island and see Paavolan Tammi, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website .

Fly from Oslo to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Oslo in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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.
Visiting The Green Trails and Riddersholms Naturreservat will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, head off the coast to Sandhamn, and stroll through Langholmen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm vacation planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
The Green Trails ©
The Green Trails
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Roro naturreservat (in Ockero), Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson (in Marstrand) and Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga and look for all kinds of wild species at Natureserve Mollungen.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg, Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Natureserve Mollungen, Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson, Roro naturreservat
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stangehuvud Naturreservat ©
Stangehuvud Naturreservat
Haga ©
Haga

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Step out of the city life by going to Aarslev Engso and Praestbjerg Naturcenter. Step out of Aarhus to go to Billund and see LEGOLAND Billund, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Brabrandstien, stroll through Pergolaen ved at the Town Hall, explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and kick back and relax at Strandbaren.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aarhus trip builder site .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Aarhus in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

LEGOLAND Billund, Praestbjerg Naturcenter
Highlights from your plan
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Brabrandstien ©
Brabrandstien
Praestbjerg Naturcenter ©
Praestbjerg Naturcenter

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Van Dijks Adventure and Kalvebod Fælled. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, admire the local landmark of Gefionspringvandet, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Kalvebod Fælled ©
Kalvebod Fælled
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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