12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
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Visby, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 1 night

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 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen and then explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planning app.

Jacksonville, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in September, expect Stockholm to be cooler, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

Visby, Sweden

— 1 night
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Föreningen Gotlandståget, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, then explore the ancient world of Drottens ruin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Visby day trip planning website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Visby in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Visby can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Linkoping, Sweden

— 1 night
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. On the 26th (Sun), hike along Tinnero Eklandskap, then explore the engaging exhibits at Fenomenmagasinet, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linkoping Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Linkoping travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Visby to Linkoping in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Linkoping are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 27th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Haga, then steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, then identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church and then see the interesting displays at Maritiman.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Nordisk bibelmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oslo online attractions planner.

Drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Oslo, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Flam, Norway

— 1 night
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, take an exotic tour of FjordSafari, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, and finally hike along Flam Hiking AS.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flam trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Oslo to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Flam hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planning site.

Getting from Flam to Bergen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Bergen is somewhat warmer than Flam - with highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Stavanger, Norway

— 1 night

Oil Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orre Beach, then stroll through Borestranden Beach, and finally examine the collection at Flyhistorisk Museum. On the next day, have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, see the interesting displays at Breidablikk, and then take in the exciting artwork at Touscene.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stavanger trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.