12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Roros, Norway
— 1 night
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Baerums Verk, then admire the masterpieces at Henie Onstad Art Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sagene Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum in Oslo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Aker Church, explore the historical opulence of Oscarshall, appreciate the history behind Christian IV's Glove, then see the interesting displays at Nordisk bibelmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Mini Bottle Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder.

Jacksonville, USA to Oslo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Oslo. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in September: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 61°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Roros.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roros, Norway

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Thomasgaarden Galleri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Hiort Chapel, and then contemplate the long history of Hyttklokka.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Roros road trip planning website.

Fly from Oslo to Roros in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, expect Roros to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trondheim.

Things to do in Roros

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Trondheim, Norway

— 1 night
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, steep yourself in history at Jewish Museum Trondheim, then explore the world behind art at Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen Kirke.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Trondheim tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Roros to Trondheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Roros in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trondheim, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at University Museum of Bergen - The Cultural History Collections, appreciate the history behind Sailor's Monument, go for a stroll along the water at The Norwegian Fisheries Museum, then explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet, and finally don't miss a visit to Festplassen.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bergen vacation site.

You can fly from Trondheim to Bergen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Bergen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Flam is little chillier than Bergen - with highs of 55°F and lows of 44°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stockholm.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through Vinterviken, pause for some serene contemplation at Sofia Kyrka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katarina Kyrka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Jacobs Kyrka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Adolf Fredriks Kyrka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johannes Kyrka, then step into the grandiose world of Rosendal Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Kungl. Myntkabinettet.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Flam to Stockholm takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Flam in September, you will find days in Stockholm are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 25th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Roma klosterruin, then see the interesting displays at Föreningen Gotlandståget, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Drottens ruin.

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Fly from Stockholm to Visby in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Visby, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Kvarnbyn.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg attractions planner.

Getting from Visby to Gothenburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your trip

Norway travel guide

4.2
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.

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.