12 days in Finland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

12 days in Finland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bergen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Bergen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Bergen. In December, Bergen is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Fish Market
Fish Market

3
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, walk around Vigeland Park, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm tour builder.

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in December, you will find days in Stockholm are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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