42 days in Finland, Doha & Scandinavia Itinerary

42 days in Finland, Doha & Scandinavia Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  20 h
1
Doha, Qatar
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Orebro, Sweden
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Fredericia, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Hirtshals, Denmark
— 1 night
ferry:  2 h
11
Sandefjord, Norway
— 1 night
train:  1 h 30 min
12
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
13
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
14
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
train:  7 h 30 min
15
Oslo, Norway
— Few hours
train:  7 h 30 min
16
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Train:  10 h
17
Bodo, Norway
— 2 nights
bus:  8 h 30 min
18
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
train + Bus:  8 h
19
Tornio, Finland
— 1 night
train:  6 h 30 min
20
Seinajoki, Finland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
21
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

1
night
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Corniche, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Doha online day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Doha is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for much hotter days in Doha, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Doha

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm day trip app.

Getting from Doha to Stockholm by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in April; daily highs in Stockholm reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Orebro.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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night
Orebro, Sweden

Orebro
Örebro is a city with 115,765 inhabitants, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden. For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orebro travel planner.

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Orebro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Orebro sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Gothenburg on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Orebro

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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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.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park, explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and deepen your understanding at Chalmers University of Technology.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gothenburg holiday maker site.

Getting from Orebro to Gothenburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), take in the views from Oresund Bridge, and then stroll around Kungsparken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stortorget, make a trip to Little Square, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, then explore the galleries of Malmohus castle, and finally get your game on at The Alley Escape Rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malmo vacation 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 May, daily temperatures in Malmo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
Little Square ©
Little Square

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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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, make a trip to Stroeget, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning site.

Getting from Malmo to Copenhagen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Odense trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Fredericia on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites Museums Parks

1
night
Fredericia, Denmark

Fredericia ©
Fredericia is a town located in Fredericia municipality in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, in a sub-region known locally as Trekanten, or The Triangle. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hindsgavl Dyrehave, then explore the world behind art at Trapholt, and finally admire the striking features of Fredericia Vold. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Legeparken in Kolding, then explore the historical opulence of Koldinghus, and then admire the natural beauty at Geografisk Have.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericia online trip builder.

You can take a train from Odense to Fredericia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Fredericia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Fredericia

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kolding, Middelfart
Highlights from your plan
Geografisk Have ©
Geografisk Have
Fredericia Vold
Fredericia Vold
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Den Gamle By, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and then don't miss a visit to Aarhus Rådhus.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus holiday planner.

You can drive from Fredericia to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Aarhus are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aarhus Rådhus ©
Aarhus Rådhus

1
night
Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals ©
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Nordsoen Oceanarium, visit a coastal fixture at Hirtshals Fyr, and then appreciate the history behind Fontaene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Rabjerg Mile, don't miss a visit to Grenen, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The sand-covered church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hirtshals trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Hirtshals takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Aarhus in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hirtshals, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sandefjord.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Skagen, Fontaene
Highlights from your plan
Hirtshals Fyr ©
Hirtshals Fyr
Grenen ©
Grenen
Rabjerg Mile ©
Rabjerg Mile

1
night
Sandefjord, Norway

Sandefjord ©
Sandefjord is a city and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get advice or help at Vestfold Archives and then see the interesting displays at Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sandefjord route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hirtshals to Sandefjord. Traveling from Hirtshals in May, Sandefjord is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Sandefjord

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet ©
Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet
Vestfold Archives ©
Vestfold Archives

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Norsk Folkemuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally examine the collection at 22 July Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sandefjord to Oslo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sandefjord in May, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

2
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Flam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Flam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in May, you will find days in Flam are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Flam Hiking AS ©
Flam Hiking AS
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Flaamsbana Museet ©
Flaamsbana Museet

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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.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and see the interesting displays at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bergen trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Oslo. You'll set off for Trondheim on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Nightlife Outdoors

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nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trondheim day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oslo to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In May in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Bodo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rockheim ©
Rockheim
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge

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Bodo, Norway

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Craig Alibone Chocolate, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then kick back and relax at Mjelle, and finally get great views at Turisthytta Bodo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bodo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Bodo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Trondheim in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bodo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Craig Alibone Chocolate ©
Craig Alibone Chocolate
Mjelle ©
Mjelle

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Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Abisko route maker app.

Explore your travel options from Bodo to Abisko with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Abisko can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Mount Njulla ©
Mount Njulla

1
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Tornio, Finland

Tornio
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tornio day trip website.

You can drive from Abisko to Tornio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abisko to Tornio due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Tornio

Historic Sites

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Seinajoki, Finland

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Civil Guard and Lotta Museum, then get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, and then have some family-friendly fun at Duudsonit Activity Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seinajoki trip planner.

Drive from Tornio to Seinajoki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Seinajoki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duudsonit Activity Park ©
Duudsonit Activity Park
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder.

You can take a train from Seinajoki to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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