11 days in Denmark, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Denmark, Norway & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Ottawa in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Odense.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Odense, Denmark — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at H.C. Andersen Haven (Eventyrhaven), then get outside with Odense Aafart - River Cruise, and then walk around Fruens Boge.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Odense holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Odense takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Odense, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Adventure

Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and then wander the streets of Stroeget. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Odense to Copenhagen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Stavanger, Norway — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Rogaland Arboret, then examine the collection at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and then take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip planning site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stavanger by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Oslo.
Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

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 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and then examine the collection at Fram Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oslo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°F in Oslo. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

Denmark travel guide

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.

Norway travel guide

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.