16 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

16 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

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16 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
Los Angeles, United States

4
days
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stockholm Old Town and Skansen. Visiting The Green Trails and Langholmen will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, head outdoors with Riddarholmen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, and admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get much colder in Stockholm: highs are around 35°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
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Stockholm Old Town

4
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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Helsinki Zoo. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

4
days
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get a sense of the local culture at Oslomarka and Viking Ship Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nordmarka and Ostensjovannet Lake. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Visitors Centre, take an in-depth tour of The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.

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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
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Viking Ship Museum
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Fram Polar Ship Museum

3
days
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bryggen and Theta Museum. Visiting Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen) and Ulriken will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helleneset, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lyderhorn, and explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. March in Bergen sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Bryggen
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