20 days in Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

20 days in Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki, Finland
— 6 nights

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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.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

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Helsinki, Finland to Stockholm is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Oslofjord, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Oslo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Bergen, Norway — 1 night

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.
To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planning website.

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 2 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 15th (Mon): cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Geiranger Fjord.

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You can drive from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trondheim.
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Trondheim, Norway — 2 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then don't miss a visit to Old Town Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Bakklandet. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Kristiansten Fortress and then take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Trondheim takes 6.5 hours. In May in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer, Norway — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, then examine the collection at Magic Ice Lofoten, and finally explore the world behind art at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Svolvaer trip app.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Svolvaer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Trondheim in May, plan for little chillier days in Svolvaer, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 6 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Helsinki in 18 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Svolvaer to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Svolvaer in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.
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Norway travel guide

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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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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums