15 days in Sweden, Oslo & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Sweden, Oslo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Lulea, Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Riddarholmen. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip builder.

Asheville, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Stockholm is 6 hours. In August, Stockholm is little chillier than Asheville - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Gothenburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 1 night

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 17th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, and then find something for the whole family at Liseberg Amusement Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gothenburg travel planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then stroll around Vigeland Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oslo attractions planner.

Drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Gothenburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lulea.
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Lulea, Sweden — 2 nights

Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Get out of town with these interesting Lulea side-trips: Storforsen (in Vidsel) and Storforsens Naturreservat (in Alvsbyn). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rodbergsfortet, look for all kinds of wild species at Lulea Adventure Hundspann, steep yourself in history at Gammelstad Church Town, and see the interesting displays at Flygmuseet F21.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lulea tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Oslo to Lulea with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

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 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lulea to Helsinki. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 1 night

On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then steep yourself in history at Riddarholmen Church, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.
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Finland travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."
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