43 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

43 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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43 days in Scandinavia, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
2
Balestrand, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
6
Aero, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
9
Vaxjo, Sweden
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Kalmar, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Ferry:  16 h 30 min
12
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
13
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Nordmarka has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo road trip planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Oslo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Oslo: highs are around 67°F and lows about 46°F. You'll set off for Balestrand on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Balestrand, Norway

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

Discover how to plan a Balestrand trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Oslo to Balestrand by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Oslo in June, expect nights in Balestrand to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bergen.

Things to do in Balestrand

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fridtjovsparken, Hopperstad stavkirke
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Sognefjord Akvarium ©
Sognefjord Akvarium
Raudmelen ©
Raudmelen
St. Olav's Church ©
St. Olav's Church

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, examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven.

Discover how to plan a Bergen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Balestrand to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or drive. June in Bergen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then engage your brain 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, then pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Haland Hagesenter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stavanger travel planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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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: explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, appreciate the history behind Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen), engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, and see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and train from Stavanger to Aarhus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Stavanger in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aarhus: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up 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
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©

3
nights
Aero, Denmark

Aero
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Marstal Havn og Marina, examine the collection at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aeroskobing Kirke, then make a trip to AEroskobing Torv, and finally step off the mainland to explore Aero Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aero online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarhus to Aero. You'll set off for Odense on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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), steep yourself in history at Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, and then head outdoors with H. C. Andersen Haven. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Odense trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aero to Odense in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 70°F, while at night they dip 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, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaxjo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Viking Ship Museum, Kronborg
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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vederslov kyrka. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Eksjohovgards Castle, then examine the collection at IKEA Museum, and then make a trip to Kronobergs slottsruin.

To plan Vaxjo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Vaxjo in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Kalmar.

Things to do in Vaxjo

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kalmar Castle, get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Stadsparken, and take in the views from Ölandsbron.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalmar journey planner.

Take a train from Vaxjo to Kalmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kalmar sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for 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. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rosendals Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Kalmar to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and make a trip to Seaplane Harbour Lennusadam.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Tallinn in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Tallinn. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 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. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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