12 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

12 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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Stavanger, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland
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Stavanger, Norway

Oil Capital

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.
Get some cultural insight at Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Old Stavanger. Escape the urban bustle at Sola Strand and Borestranden Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Orre Beach (in Orre) and Vitengarden (in Bryne). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell and pause for some serene contemplation at Stavanger Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Stavanger is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Stavanger. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

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 some cultural insight at The Ibsen Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Explore hidden gems such as Bygdøy and Huk. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Stavanger to Oslo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°F in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

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 Moderna Museet - Stockholm and Sodermalm. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, visit Stockholm Old Town, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm journey planner.

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

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 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."