8 days in Finland, Estonia & Sweden Itinerary

8 days in Finland, Estonia & Sweden Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 2 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, stop by Town Hall Pharmacy, then make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and finally don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

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Fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Tallinn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Vasa Museum and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Finland travel guide

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."

Estonia travel guide

Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Sweden travel guide

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.