15 days in Sweden & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Mariehamn, Finland
— 1 night
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slottsskogen and then walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritiman and then see the interesting displays at Aeroseum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg trip itinerary planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Gothenburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden and then explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby trip planning tool.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Visby in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Kids will enjoy ABBA The Museum and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Army Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, and appreciate the history behind Storkyrkan.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm journey planner.

You can fly from Visby to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nightlife
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Mariehamn, Finland

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stockholm to Mariehamn. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Mariehamn. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

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Turku, Finland

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): gain insight at Turku Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Sweden travel guide

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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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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."