9 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

9 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Scandinavia & Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu, Finland
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Oulu, Finland

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.
Visit Stockholm Old Town and Uppsala Domkyrka for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online trip planner .

Oulu, Finland to Stockholm is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in October, with highs in Stockholm at 12°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Uppsala Domkyrka
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Oslo journey builder website .

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), get curious at Universeum, head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg travel planner.

Drive from Oslo to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in October since evenings lows in Gothenburg dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universeum ©
Universeum
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan
Haga ©
Haga

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Frederiksborg Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally wander the streets of Nyhavn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and finally admire the masterpieces at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
day
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 27th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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