13 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

13 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

— 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tide Reiser Kjerag and MS Rapp. Step off the beaten path and head to Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Stavanger Cathedral. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Breidablikk, contemplate the long history of Gamle Stavanger, and get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger travel itinerary planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Stavanger is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July, Stavanger is a bit cooler than Cincinnati - with highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then stop by Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo route planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in July, expect nights in Oslo to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

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 Monteliusvagen and Army Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Royal Armory, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and steep yourself in history at Riddarholmen Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm attractions website.

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, walk around Kaisaneimi Park, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

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Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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

4.2
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.

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."