17 days in Norway, Finland & Stockholm Itinerary

17 days in Norway, Finland & Stockholm Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Tromso, Norway
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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, and stop by Katajanokka.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

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 Taby Centrum and Gamla Uppsala. Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Norrona Outlet Store Barkarby (in Jarfalla) and Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skansen, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Stockholm in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Turku in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Stockholm, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Flam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Flam, Norway

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, pause for some serene contemplation at Flam Church, then hike along Flam Hiking AS, then steep yourself in history at Otternes Bygdetun, and finally examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): hit the slopes at Voss Fjellandsby Skiutleige AS.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Flam online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Flam takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Flam sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oslomarka and Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum). Escape the urban bustle at Nordmarka and Tryvann Ski Resort. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, contemplate the long history of 22 July Centre, and browse the different shops at Aker Brygge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner.

You can drive from Flam to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Flam in January, expect nights in Oslo to be a bit cooler, around -9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tromso, Norway

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, shop like a local with Galleri Nord, examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tromso trip site.

You can fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Norway travel guide

4.2
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.