43 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

43 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
2
Balestrand, Norway
— 2 nights
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
6
Aero, Denmark
— 3 nights
7
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
9
Vaxjo, Sweden
— 3 nights
10
Kalmar, Sweden
— 3 nights
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
12
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
13
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nordmarka. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and contemplate the long history of 22 July Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Oslo at 67°F and lows at 46°F. You will leave for Balestrand on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

2
nights
Balestrand, Norway

Balestrand ©
Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lunde Arboretum and then take some stellar pictures from Fridtjovsparken.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Balestrand trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Oslo to Balestrand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Balestrand hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bergen.

Things to do in Balestrand

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fridtjovsparken, Hopperstad stavkirke
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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Sognefjord Akvarium ©
Sognefjord Akvarium
Hopperstad stavkirke ©
Hopperstad stavkirke
Raudmelen ©
Raudmelen

3
nights
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.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, and take in the waterfront at Bryggen.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Balestrand to Bergen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Bergen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and then admire the natural beauty at Haland Hagesenter.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip planning app.

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Aarhus is known for childrens museums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum, see the interesting displays at Aarhus Vikingemuseet, and appreciate the history behind Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aarhus trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Aarhus takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. When traveling from Stavanger in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aarhus, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

3
nights
Aero, Denmark

Aero
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Marstal Kirke. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Marstal Havn og Marina, examine the collection at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aeroskobing Kirke, then take a stroll through AEroskobing Torv, and finally head off the coast to Aero Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aero journey maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Aarhus to Aero with the Route module. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Odense.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Aero Island
Aero Island
Marstal Kirke ©
Marstal Kirke

2
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, and then get outside with H. C. Andersen Haven. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then browse the exhibits of The Danish Railway Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Odense online driving holiday planner.

You can travel from Aero to Odense in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for Copenhagen on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You've added Sondermarken, Viking Ship Museum, Thorvaldsens Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Christiania, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Copenhagen travel site.

Traveling by car from Odense to Copenhagen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaxjo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Viking Ship Museum, Kronborg
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
Vaxjo, Sweden

Vaxjo ©
Växjö is a city and the seat of Växjö Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Vederslov kyrka. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Eksjohovgards Castle, see the interesting displays at IKEA Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Kronobergs slottsruin.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaxjo trip maker.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Vaxjo in 3.5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kalmar.

Things to do in Vaxjo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eksjohovgards Castle, IKEA Museum
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
IKEA Museum ©
IKEA Museum
Vaxjo Cathedral ©
Vaxjo Cathedral
Kronobergs slottsruin ©
Kronobergs slottsruin

3
nights
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stortorget as well as Klackeberga Kyrka. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, and let little ones run wild at Stadsparken.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kalmar route maker tool.

Drive from Vaxjo to Kalmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kalmar are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum
Ölandsbron ©
Ölandsbron

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You've added Stortorget, Kungstradgarden Park, Nobel Prize Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Peter the Great House Museum, browse the exhibits of Kumu Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at St. Olaf’s Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sibelius Monument, Market Square Kauppatori and The National Museum of Finland. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and deepen your understanding at University of Helsinki (Helsingin Yliopisto).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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