60 days in Finland, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Turku, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island, Finland
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 6 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 4 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Longyearbyen
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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Helsinki, Finland — 5 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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.
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Turku, Finland — 3 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island (in Rauma). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aland Island.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Aland Island, Finland — 1 night

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aland Island online journey maker.

Getting from Turku to Aland Island by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daytime highs in Aland Island are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 6 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.
Vasa Museum and Royal Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moderna Museet - Stockholm and Uppsala Domkyrka. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden Museum, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and get engrossed in the history at Historiska Museet.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

You can drive from Aland Island to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Visby.
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Visby, Sweden — 2 nights

Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, and then contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Visby road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Visby takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Visby sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Linkoping.
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Linkoping, Sweden — 5 nights

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flygvapenmuseum and Husqvarna Museum. Visit Linkoping Cathedral and S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Linkoping side-trips: The Industrial Landscape (in Norrkoping), Vimmerby (Virum Algpark & Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest) and Kolmården Zoo (in Kolmarden). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Motala Motor Museum, stop by Polkapojkarna, and get engrossed in the history at Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Linkoping trip builder app.

Getting from Visby to Linkoping by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Linkoping are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 7 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volvo Museum and Vitlycke Museum. Get some cultural insight at Tjoloholms Castle and Skansen Kronan. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Kungsklyftan (in Fjallbacka), Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum (in Tanumshede) and Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning (in Varberg). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan, take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Linkoping to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 7 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.
Vigeland Museum and Fram Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Oslomarka. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Hallanderiet (in Son), The Fortified Town (in Fredrikstad) and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, and walk around Frogner Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Gothenburg in July, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 6 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Get outdoors at Ulriken and Tvindefossen. Step out of Bergen to go to Norheimsund and see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lepramuseet St. Jorgens Hospital, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and take in the exciting artwork at DMG Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip maker site.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stavanger.
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Stavanger, Norway — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Stavanger Maritime Museum. Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Stavanger to go to Sandnes and see Dalsnuten, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære, wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some serene contemplation at Randaberg Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stavanger online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Flam.
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Flam, Norway — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to FjordSafari and Brekkefossen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kjosfossen Waterfall and Stalheimskleiva. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, and examine the collection at Flamsbana Museet.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Flam online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Flam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in July, Flam is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Trondheim.
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Trondheim, Norway — 3 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Get some historical perspective at Kristiansten Fortress and Lade Church. Rockheim and Bakklandet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, take an in-depth tour of Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Trondheim road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Flam to Trondheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Trondheim are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 3 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, then admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and finally take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger travel route website.

Traveling by car from Trondheim to Geiranger takes 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Geiranger are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longyearbyen.
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Longyearbyen, Norway — 3 nights

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at North Pole Expedition Museum, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Longyearbyen day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Longyearbyen in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Geiranger in July, things will get little chillier in Longyearbyen: highs are around 48°F and lows about 42°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · 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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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.
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Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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