23 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

23 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, examine the collection at Museum Lepramuseet St. Jorgens Hospital, and then explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bergen trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Bergen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Bergen reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Flam, Norway

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an exotic tour of FjordSafari, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Undredal Stave Church. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, admire the sheer force of Kjosfossen Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Flam travel route planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), then brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, and then grab your bike and head to Bygdøy. Keep things going the next day: get curious at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, then walk around Frogner Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stortinget.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Flam to Oslo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flam in August: highs in Oslo hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Trondheim, Norway

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Old Town Bridge, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then examine the collection at Ringve Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kristiansten Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace), then take an in-depth tour of Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum, and then take a stroll through Bakklandet.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trondheim journey builder website.

You can fly from Oslo to Trondheim in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Trondheim can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Sodermalm and Sandhamn. Get some historical perspective at Storkyrkan and Monteliusvagen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Gripsholm Castle (in Mariefred) and Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Domkyrka, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm travel route site.

Getting from Trondheim to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Visby, Sweden

— 2 nights
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 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat, don't miss a visit to S:t Hans och S:t Pers ruiner, then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and then make a trip to Drottens ruin.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby trip site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Visby in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gothenburg Botanical Garden and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). When in Gothenburg, make a side trip to see Boras Djurpark in Boras, approximately Boras away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Visby to Gothenburg in 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kastellet and Geo Center Mons Klint. Escape the urban bustle at Mons Klint and Amager Strandpark. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke) and Birthe Jarlbaek (in Borre). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), walk around Frederiksberg Have, get a sense of history and politics at Copenhagen City Hall, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen road trip app.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips