50 days in Finland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
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Tampere, Finland
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tromso, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Sola Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
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Ahus, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Ljugarn, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, stop by Sauso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere, Finland — 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna and Yyteri Beach. Visit Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Herrainpaivat Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Tampere to go to Pori and see Pori Art Museum, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, view the masterpieces at Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.
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Levi, Finland — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 5 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Profil Glassdesign and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tromso: Northern Light Dog Adventure (in Nordkjosbotn) and Aurora Spirit (in Lyngseidet). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, shop like a local with Galleri Nord, appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Tromso takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Tromso at 0°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 1 night

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 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Geiranger Fjord.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Tromso to Geiranger in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Fishing Charters & Tours. Head to Fish Market and DMG Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, view the masterpieces at Kunsthall 3.14, and look for gifts at Julehuset - Christmas Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen tour planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Bergen by car takes about 7.5 hours. In December in Bergen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sola Municipality.
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Sola Municipality, Norway — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galleri G, then kick back and relax at Borestranden Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vigdelstranden, and finally stroll through Sjobadet Myklebust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orre Beach, then make a trip to Lanternen in Sandnes, then stop by byBrun, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sola Municipality online journey builder.

Getting from Bergen to Sola Municipality by car takes about 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sola Municipality are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ingierstrand Beach and Storoyodden. Escape the urban bustle at Nordmarka and Oslofjord. The adventure continues: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Well Spa Resort, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and look for gifts at Mathallen Oslo.

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Traveling by car from Sola Municipality to Oslo takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Sola Municipality in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Oslo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ahus.
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Ahus, Sweden — 3 nights

Åhus is the second largest locality in Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 9,423 inhabitants in 2010, but the number triples during the summer due to tourists who come seeking the beaches and nature of the Helgeå and Hanöbukten area. Get outdoors at Kristianstads Golfbana and Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari. Shop till you drop at Ronneby Bruk Factory Outlet and Art In Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ahus: Ystad (The Abbey in Ystad & Sankta Maria Kyrka) and Kopingsbergs Vingard (in Kopingebro). There's more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Absolut Home and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturum Vattenriket.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Ahus takes 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ahus when traveling from Oslo in December, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.
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Kalmar, Sweden — 4 nights

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Get in touch with nature at Hesjons badplats and Borgholms Kallbadhus. Head to Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel and Kallstromsgardenfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalmar: Borgholms Stadsmuseum (in Borgholm) and Moredalen och More Kastell (in Morlunda). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Kalmar Golfbana, snap pictures at Ölandsbron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kalmar trip planner.

You can drive from Ahus to Kalmar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljugarn.
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Ljugarn, Sweden — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grogarnsberget, then look for gifts at Skulpturfabriken, and then kick back and relax at Folhammar. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Krokstade Troskvandring Galleri Cafe Logi and then play a few rounds at Visby Golfklubb.

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You can drive from Kalmar to Ljugarn in 5.5 hours. January in Ljugarn sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 8 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ostermalm Saluhall and HAPPYsthlm. Take a break from the city and head to Sodermalm and Riddarholmen. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljugarn to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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."
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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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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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