18 days in Norway, Stockholm & Copenhagen Itinerary

18 days in Norway, Stockholm & Copenhagen Itinerary

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18 days in Norway, Stockholm & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  18 h
1
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Head to Fish Market and Julehuset - Christmas Shopfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, and stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen custom trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bergen is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in October, plan for much colder days in Bergen, with highs around 13°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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.
Get some historical perspective at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Det Kongelige Slott. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karl Johans gate and Bygdøy. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, look for gifts at Mathallen Oslo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kon-Tiki Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oslo vacation builder.

Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in October since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Head to Ostermalm Saluhall and Fargfabrikenfor plenty of shopping. Royal Palace and Fotografiska are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm itinerary maker.

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Frederiksborg Castle and Nyhavn will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to National Gallery of Denmark or Torvehallerne. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Roskilde (Roskilde Cathedral & Viking Ship Museum). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, and find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen custom trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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