42 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

42 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Moen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Esbjerg, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Lillehammer, Norway
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
7
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  6 h 45 min
8
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
9
Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
10
Kristiansand, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
11
Halmstad, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Vasteras, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Montevideo, Uruguay

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Frederiksborg Slotskirke and Frederiksborg Castle. Appreciate the collections at The Karen Blixen Museum and National Museum of Denmark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Fanefjord Church (in Askeby). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Copenhagen is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montevideo in October, with highs in Copenhagen at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hillerod, Kronborg, Fanefjord Church, The Karen Blixen Museum
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
The Karen Blixen Museum ©
The Karen Blixen Museum
Fanefjord Church ©
Fanefjord Church

2
nights
Moen, Denmark

Moen ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Elmelunde Kirke, step into the grandiose world of Liselund, then pause for some serene contemplation at Borre Kirke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nyord Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Keldby Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum, then view the masterpieces at Liza"s Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stege Kirke.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Moen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Moen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Moen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum ©
Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum
Keldby Church ©
Keldby Church
Liselund ©
Liselund

4
nights
Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sonderho Kirke and Broager Kirke. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blaavand Beach and Gendarmstien. Get out of town with these interesting Esbjerg side-trips: Fano Kunstmuseum (in Fanoe), Graasten Slotskirke (in Soenderborg) and Vejers Strand (in Vejers Strand). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Catharinae Kirke Og Kloster, admire the landmark architecture of Det Gamle Apotek, and head outdoors with Hjerting Strand - Esbjerg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Esbjerg trip builder app.

You can drive from Moen to Esbjerg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Moen in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Esbjerg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Toender, Soenderborg, Fanoe, Blaavand Beach, Vejers Strand
Highlights from your plan
Vejers Strand ©
Vejers Strand
Blaavand Beach ©
Blaavand Beach
Broager Kirke ©
Broager Kirke

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenholm Slot and Porskaer Stenhus. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Green Museum and Den Gamle By. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aarhus: Sct. Mortens Kirke (in Randers) and Mariager Klosterkirke (in Mariager). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Brabrand Kirke, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and get curious at Moesgaard Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Randers, Porskaer Stenhus, Rosenholm Slot, The Green Museum
Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Rosenholm Slot ©
Rosenholm Slot
The Green Museum ©
The Green Museum

4
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.
The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen and Viking Ship Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg and Norsk Folkemuseum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Korketrekkeren, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oslo using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Aarhus to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Aarhus in November, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg, The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen ©
The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen
Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg ©
Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg

2
nights
Lillehammer, Norway

Lillehammer ©
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad, then steep yourself in history at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, then contemplate the long history of Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, and finally examine the collection at Maihaugen. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Norwegian Railway Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Anno Museum Domkirkeodden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lillehammer trip itinerary site.

Getting from Oslo to Lillehammer by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oslo in November, with highs in Lillehammer at 0°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamar
Highlights from your plan
Anno Museum Domkirkeodden ©
Anno Museum Domkirkeodden
Norwegian Railway Museum ©
Norwegian Railway Museum
Maihaugen ©
Maihaugen

3
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, and finally see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre. On the next day, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, then relax in the rural setting at Herdalssetra, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally stop by Geiranger Sjokolade.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geiranger route planning site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Lillehammer to Geiranger in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lillehammer in November; daily highs in Geiranger reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Herdalssetra
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba

2
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen Kirke, then see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Hegra Festning and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vaernes Church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trondheim travel site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stjordal
Highlights from your plan
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Ringve Museum ©
Ringve Museum
Hegra Festning ©
Hegra Festning

5
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ovre Holmegate and Orre Beach. Get some cultural insight at Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Flyhistorisk Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Stavanger side-trips: Vitengarden (in Bryne) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vigdelstranden, stroll through Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Aviation History, and steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

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

Getting from Trondheim to Stavanger by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, Stavanger is somewhat warmer than Trondheim - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Vitengarden, Borestranden Beach, Vitenfabrikken, Orre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate

4
nights
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Naes Ironworks Museum and SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grimstad's Archipelago and Oksoy Lighthouse. Explore Kristiansand's surroundings by going to Arendal (Trinity Church & Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum) and Grimstad (Homborsund Lighthouse & Fjaere Kirke). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Bjaavann Golf Course and look for gifts at Randesund Candle Foundry and Gift Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kristiansand trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Stavanger to Kristiansand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kristiansand, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Halmstad.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grimstad, Arendal, Naes Ironworks Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum ©
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse

2
nights
Halmstad, Sweden

Halmstad ©
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tylosand Strand and Ljungbergmuseet. Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum and Sagomuseet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand and try for a hole-in-one at Halmstad Aktivitetscenter.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Halmstad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Kristiansand to Halmstad with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Halmstad are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vasteras.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ljungby, Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum ©
Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum
Ljungbergmuseet ©
Ljungbergmuseet

4
nights
Vasteras, Sweden

Vasteras ©
Västerås is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100km west of Stockholm. Step off the beaten path and head to Kyrkbacken and Stromsholm Palace. You'll explore and learn at Oljeon and Fotografiska Stockholm. Venture out of the city with trips to Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna (in Koping), Floda kyrka (in Katrineholm) and Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (in Arboga). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Fagersta Golfbana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Harkeberga kyrka, look for gifts at Erikslund Shopping Center, and see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasteras trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Halmstad to Vasteras takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Halmstad in November since evenings lows in Vasteras dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vasteras

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stockholm, Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna, Floda kyrka, Asby Hem och Tradgard, Harkeberga kyrka
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Oljeon ©
Oljeon
Floda kyrka ©
Floda kyrka

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