38 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

38 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scandinavia route planner

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Train to Otta stasjon, Bus to Langvatn
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 day
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Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
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Stavanger, Norway
— 4 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gamla Uppsala and Kolmården Zoo. When in Stockholm, make a side trip to see Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala, approximately Uppsala away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stockholm is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Stockholm at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Visby City Wall. On your second day here, Head underground at Lummelundagrottan, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, then identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat, and finally explore the ancient world of Drottens ruin.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Visby online holiday planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Visby by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Visby can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maritiman and Trollhätte Canal. Step out of Gothenburg to go to Varberg and see Bexell's Carved Stones, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), and head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg trip planner.

You can fly from Visby to Gothenburg in 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hovedoya and Ekebergparken. Step out of Oslo with an excursion to The Fortified Town in Fredrikstad--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, pause for some photo ops at Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy, and admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oslo tour site.

Drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gothenburg in July since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Geiranger, Norway

— 1 day

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 29th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Geiranger vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for little chillier days in Geiranger, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Trondheim, Norway

— 1 night
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 30th (Tue), visit Bakklandet, brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and then make a trip to Old Town Bridge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rockheim, take in the spiritual surroundings of Munkholmen batteri, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tyholttarnet, and finally appreciate the history behind Olav Tryggvason Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Trondheim, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Geiranger to Trondheim in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Trondheim are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Stavanger, Norway

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Kongeparken. Step out of Stavanger to go to Sirdal Municipality and see Flerehei, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate, stop by Ivar Skei Musikkhandel, contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, and take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stavanger online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Stavanger takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and pick up some local products at Farmers Market Bergen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bergen journey app.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Odense, Denmark

— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Funen Village and The Danish Railway Museum. Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Svendborg (Vejlen Paa Taasinge & Drejo) and Lundeborg Havn (in Hesselager). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fraugde Church, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Odense sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Odense takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in August, expect nights in Odense to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Frederiksberg Slot and Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip maker.

Drive from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips