26 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

26 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Train to CPH Lufthavn, Fly to Gothenburg
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Voss Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Flam, Norway
Bus
9
Stryn, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Lillehammer, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Stockholm
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Unknown
12
Djurgarden, Sweden
Drive to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Fly to Malmo
13
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

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.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, take a stroll through Stroeget, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder site.

Muscat, Oman to Copenhagen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Copenhagen, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in May, expect Copenhagen to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Odense road trip app.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Odense are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and then make a trip to Aarhus Rådhus.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus journey planner.

Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Aarhus are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 3 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.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), examine the collection at Volvo Museum, and find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Aarhus to Gothenburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nordisk bibelmuseum and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally walk around Vigeland Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oslo holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Gothenburg in May, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Bergen, Norway

— 3 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 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, view the masterpieces at Dmg Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally view the masterpieces at Blekk. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and then hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Bergen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Voss Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Voss Municipality, Norway

— 2 nights
A vacation in Voss Municipality offers great opportunities for bird-watchers--more than 155 avian species live in the region, including the great egret and the European hobby.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Voss, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Voss. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Tvindefossen, then head outdoors with VossVind Indoor Skydiving, then snap pictures at Hardanger Bridge, and finally stroll through Norsk Natursenter - Hardanger.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Voss Municipality vacation maker tool.

Drive from Bergen to Voss Municipality in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Voss Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Flam, Norway

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Flam trip planner.

You can drive from Voss Municipality to Flam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Stryn, Norway

— 2 nights
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Eduardo Juan, contemplate the long history of Olden, then make a trip to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stryn itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Flam to Stryn in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Stryn, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Stryn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lillehammer, Norway

— 3 nights
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, examine the collection at Norwegian Olympic Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Lillehammer Olympic Bob & LugeTrack, then see the interesting displays at Norwegian Road Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anno Museum Domkirkeodden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lillehammer day trip site.

Traveling by car from Stryn to Lillehammer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Stryn in May; daily highs in Lillehammer reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace.

Plan my Stockholm trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lillehammer to Stockholm. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lillehammer in May: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Djurgarden.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Djurgarden, Sweden

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Djurgarden itinerary planner.

Djurgarden is just a stone's throw from Stockholm. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Malmo.

Things to do in Djurgarden

Outdoors · Museums

Malmo, Sweden

— 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Malmo travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Djurgarden to Malmo with the Route module. In June in Malmo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your trip

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.

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.