12 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

12 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

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Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sandhamn and Riddarholmen. Appreciate the collections at Skansen and Royal Palace. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo in May, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Christiania. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the striking features of Kastellet, take a stroll through Stroeget, and admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip builder website.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

City of Smiles

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, and then trek along Brabrandstien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, play a few rounds at Aarhus Aadal Golf Club, and then identify plant and animal life at Kyst- og Fjordcentret.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aarhus journey builder site.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.