14 days in Finland, Oslo & Bergen Itinerary

14 days in Finland, Oslo & Bergen Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori, Finland

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pori trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vigeland Museum and Oslomarka. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Astrup Fearnley Museet. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Aker Brygge, see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Oslo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet

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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.
For shopping fun, head to KODE Art Museums of Bergen or Julehuset - Christmas Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Leprosy Museum. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, and stroll through Helleneset.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bergen travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in September since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

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