20 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

20 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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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.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Islands Brygge make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Amager Strandpark and Frederiksberg Have. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Experimentarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen travel site.

San Francisco, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Copenhagen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Gothenburg, Sweden

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen) and Stora Amundon. Kids will enjoy Maritiman and Universeum. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Liseberg amusement park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg online attractions planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and The Green Trails. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strandvagen and Royal Armory. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Oslo, Norway

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oslomarka and Ekebergparken. Kids will enjoy The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology and Viking Ship Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, look for gifts at Mathallen Oslo, and cast your line with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oslo online day trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in August, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Bergen, Norway

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Step off the beaten path and head to Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Gone Paddling AS about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lille Lungegaardsvannet, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bergen trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Bergen, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip