8 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

8 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Oslo tour itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Oslo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, stroll through Stockholm Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then admire the striking features of Kastellet, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Copenhagen. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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