13 days in Denmark, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in Denmark, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Stadhuis Haarlem. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen). There's lots more to do: do sightseeing at your own pace with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals, take a stroll through Leidseplein, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and stop by The Jordaan.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 1 night

Odin's Shrine

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.
To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Odense vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Odense takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, Odense is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Harbour Bath Fisketorvet and then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online tour builder.

You can drive from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Stavanger, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Orre Beach and Hogsfjorden. Old Stavanger and Skagenkaien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Dalsnuten (in Sandnes). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust, take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, and engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Stavanger in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stavanger: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, and finally wander the streets of Karl Johans gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, ponder the world of politics at Rådhuset, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo road trip planning tool.

Fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stavanger in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.

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.