15 days in Scandinavia & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Scandinavia & Lapland Itinerary

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15 days in Scandinavia & Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States


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4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, wander the streets of Christiania, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Copenhagen at 43°F and lows at 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Spas

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, get your game on at VR Games Zone, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation maker.

Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in December, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, stroll through Sodermalm, and explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm visit planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in December, you will find days in Stockholm are a bit cooler (38°F), and nights are a bit warmer (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 16°F and lows reach 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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