53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Uppsala, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsingborg, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Lund, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Royal Armory. Get a sense of the local culture at Skansen and Royal Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Munktellmuseet (in Eskilstuna) and Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum (in Strangnas). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and learn about all things military at Army Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Stockholm is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, things will get much colder in Stockholm: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Uppsala.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Skansen
4.1
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Vasa Museum
4.7
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Royal Palace
4.2

2
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Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©

Bike Town

Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum Gustavianum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppsala Domkyrka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka, and finally stop by The English Bookshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott), then examine the collection at Uppsala Konstmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Upplandsmuseet, and finally examine the collection at Biotopia - Biologiska Museet.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uppsala online travel route planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Uppsala by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Uppsala are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Uppsala

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Must see
Uppsala Domkyrka
4.6
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Government Building
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)
3.7

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Linkoping, Sweden

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Ostergotlands Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Lars Kyrka, then get engrossed in the history at Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, and finally head outdoors with Kinda Kanal. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral, trek along Tinnero Eklandskap, and then brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Linkoping trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Uppsala to Linkoping in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Linkoping are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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Must see
Flygvapenmuseum
4.7
Religious Site
Linkoping Cathedral
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Ostergotlands Museum
3.3

2
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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Vasa Church, contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Haga. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritiman, then steep yourself in history at Skansen Lejonet, then explore the historical opulence of Bohus Fastning, and finally examine the collection at Aeroseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg online travel planner.

Drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

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Aeroseum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Maritiman
4.4
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Historic Site
Skansen Kronan
4.1

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Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg ©

Pearl of the Strait

A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sofiero Palace and Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg. Sofiero Gard and Church of St. Mary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Tropikariet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropical Beach, get great views at Landborgspromenaden, and take a peaceful walk through Orby angar.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsingborg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Helsingborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lund.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Garden
Sofiero Palace
4.5
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Forest
Orby angar
4.1

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Lund, Sweden

Lund ©

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kungshuset i Lundagard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, explore the stunning scenery at Rinnebacksravinen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Klosterkyrkan, and finally delve into the distant past at Medieval Museum (Drottens Museet).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lund trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsingborg to Lund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lund can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Lund

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Must see
Lund Cathedral
4.6
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Religious Site
Allhelgonakyrkan
4.5

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Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Malmohus castle and Formargruppen. Take a break from the city and head to Skanors Havsbad and Ljunghusens Golfbana. Step out of Malmo to go to Kampinge and see Barnstensmuseet i Kampinge, Hollviken, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Torup Castle, learn more about the world around you at Fotevikens Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gustus Butik & Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (St. Johannes Kyrka).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malmo driving holiday planner.

Malmo is just a short distance from Lund. In May in Malmo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

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Natural History Museum
Fotevikens Museum
3.5

5
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stevns Klint and Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum. Rosenborg Castle and Frederiksborg Slotskirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig), Vesterhavegaarden Vingaard (in Karrebaeksminde) and Hoejerup Gamle Kirke (in Store Heddinge). And it doesn't end there: walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church, explore the historical opulence of Liselund, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen journey planner.

You can take a train from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trips

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Stevns Klint
4.6

2
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Odense, Denmark

Odense ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, examine the collection at Carl Nielsen Museet, hunt for treasures at GenbrugsHallerne, then appreciate the history behind Emperors New Clothes, and finally see the interesting displays at The Time Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Albani Church, then stop by Kramboden, then steep yourself in history at Odense City Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Odense Castle.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Odense trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

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Specialty Museum
H. C. Andersens House
3.7
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Specialty Museum
Carl Nielsen Museet
4.4

3
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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Viborg Domkirke and Energimuseet. Head to Dokk1 and Herning bibliotekfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Dollerup bakker in Viborg (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, take an in-depth tour of Aarhus Vikingemuseet, get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip app.

You can take a train from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Aarhus Domkirke
4.5

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost, stop by Crime Passionnel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holmens Kirke, then admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Nyhavn
4.5
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Architectural Building
Amalienborg
4.1

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Historic Walking Area
Oslomarka
4.9

4
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Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, shop like a local with Kunsthuset Wendelboe, enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset, and hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen online journey planner.

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Bergen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Touscene. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borestranden Beach and Stavanger Cathedral. Step out of Stavanger with an excursion to Utstein Kloster in Rennesoy Municipality--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Tungenes Fyr, stroll the grounds of Kvekergravstedet, steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and view the masterpieces at Galleri G.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Stavanger driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Stavanger in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Stavanger are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Beaches

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Science Museum
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
4.5
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Religious Site
Utstein Kloster
4.4

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

Tiger City

On the 8th (Mon), wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, examine the collection at Nobel Peace Center, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, then see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum in Oslo, stroll through Damstredet & Telthusbakken, then admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Soerenga Public Pool.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stavanger in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

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Specialty Museum
Nobel Peace Center
3.8

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