24 days in Norway, Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

24 days in Norway, Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, explore the activities along Oslofjord, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and ponder the world of politics at Stortinget.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary planning app.

Chicago, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Oslo to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bergen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 20th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ludvig Holberg Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take a memorable tour with Gone Paddling AS.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bergen road trip planning website.

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, Bergen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 2 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger and then get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger route website.

Drive from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tromso.
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Parks · Nature

Tromso, Norway — 2 nights

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tromso driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Tromso takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Geiranger in September, expect nights in Tromso to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 6 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. While traveling from Tromso, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 3 nights

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.
Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Sct. Nicolai Church (in Vejle) and Billund (LEGO House & LEGOLAND Billund). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Aarhus Rådhus, engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, and stroll around Marselisborg Deer Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus day trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Aarhus when traveling from Stockholm in October, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 5 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Aarhus to Copenhagen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Denmark travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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.
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