60 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

60 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly
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Trondheim, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt, Bus to Flam
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Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly
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Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly to Billund Airport, Drive to Esbjerg
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Esbjerg, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 3 nights
Train to Stockholm, Fly to Visby
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Visby, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Oslo, Norway

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oslomarka and Bygdøy. Astrup Fearnley Museet and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Halden (Roed Manor & Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary builder website.

San Diego, USA to Oslo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in Oslo at 6°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Trondheim, Norway

— 4 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kristiansten Fortress and Bakklandet. Appreciate the collections at Rockheim and Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lade Church, hike along Bymarka, and brush up on your military savvy at The Armoury Rustkammeret.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trondheim travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in February, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Trondheim: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Geiranger, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Seven Sisters and Flydalsjuvet. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ornevegen - Ornesvingen and Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba. Spend the 10th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. The adventure continues: get outside with Losta and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geiranger trip planner.

Drive from Trondheim to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Flam.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Flam, Norway

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to FjordSafari and Aurlandsvegen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naeroyfjord and Flaamsbana Museet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flam: Borgund Stave Church (in Laerdalsoyri) and Kjosfossen Waterfall (in Myrdal). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, hike along Flam Hiking AS, enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, and make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Flam online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Flam by combination of ferry and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Geiranger in February, expect Flam to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Visiting Gone Paddling AS and Tvindefossen will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulriken and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Alvoen Country Mansion - Bymuseet i Bergen.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flam in February, with highs in Bergen at 4°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stavanger, Norway

— 5 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.
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Norwegian Petroleum Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lysefjord and Orre Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Stavanger side-trips: Dalsnuten (in Sandnes) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). The adventure continues: stop by Ovre Holmegate, kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, and make a trip to Flor & Fjære.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Esbjerg, Denmark

— 3 nights
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Museum-lovers will get to explore Trapholt and Fisheries- and Maritime Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Koldinghus and Ribe Domkirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Blaavand Beach (in Blaavand), Marielundssoen (in Kolding) and Klelund Plantage (in Hovborg). There's more to do: explore the galleries of Ribe Vikinge Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Esbjerg day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stavanger to Esbjerg. In February in Esbjerg, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Aarhus Domkirke are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Funen Village and Moesgaard Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Givskud Zoo (in Give), Gudenaaens Udspring (in Vonge) and Odense ZOO (in Odense). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Viborg Domkirke, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, get a new perspective on nature at Naturhistorisk Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aarhus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Esbjerg to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Viking Ship Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Frederiksborg Castle and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Hedeland (in Hedehusene) and Roskilde Domkirke (in Roskilde). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, wander the streets of Christiania, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and visit Stroeget.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Volvo Museum and Aeroseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tylosand Strand and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). When in Gothenburg, make a side trip to see Tjoloholms Castle in Fjaras, approximately Fjaras away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago, 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 see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Gothenburg route maker website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, Gothenburg is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Linkoping.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Linkoping, Sweden

— 3 nights
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Get a sense of the local culture at Flygvapenmuseum and Linkoping Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum and The Industrial Landscape. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Linkoping: Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest (in Vimmerby) and Kolmården Zoo (in Kolmarden).

Plan a Linkoping trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Gothenburg to Linkoping by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Linkoping sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby tour planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Linkoping to Visby in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In March in Visby, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and The Swedish History Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Gamla Uppsala and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Skansen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), and appreciate the history behind Storkyrkan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. March in Stockholm sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips