26 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen Itinerary

26 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen Itinerary

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26 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Saltsjobaden, Sweden
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Norrkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Jonkoping, Sweden
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Kristiansand, Norway
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
8
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
10
Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  6 h 45 min
12
Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, admire the natural beauty at Bergius Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Danderyds Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm vacation planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Stockholm. In October, Stockholm is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saltsjobaden.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Monteliusvagen ©
Monteliusvagen

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hours
Saltsjobaden, Sweden

Saltsjobaden ©
Saltsjöbaden is a locality in Nacka Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 9,491 inhabitants in 2010. On the 5th (Mon), stop by Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik and then cruise along Tyreso slott.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saltsjobaden road trip planner.

Saltsjobaden is just a short distance from Stockholm. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Norrkoping.

Things to do in Saltsjobaden

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik, Tyreso slott
Highlights from your plan
Tyreso slott ©
Tyreso slott
Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik ©
Gustavsbergs Porslinsfabrik

1
night
Norrkoping, Sweden

Norrkoping ©
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. On the 5th (Mon), head outdoors with Agelsjon.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Norrkoping tour builder site .

You can drive from Saltsjobaden to Norrkoping in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Norrkoping are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Jonkoping.

Things to do in Norrkoping

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agelsjon ©
Agelsjon

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hours
Jonkoping, Sweden

Jonkoping ©
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). You've now added Jönköpings Stadspark to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rosenlunds Rosarium and then stroll around Jönköpings Stadspark.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jonkoping trip planner.

You can drive from Norrkoping to Jonkoping in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Jonkoping, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosenlunds Rosarium ©
Rosenlunds Rosarium
Jönköpings Stadspark ©
Jönköpings Stadspark

2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Jonkoping to Gothenburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Saltholmen ©
Saltholmen
Haga ©
Haga
Vasa Church ©
Vasa Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then stroll through Amager Strandpark, and finally stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then wander the streets of Stroeget, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Gothenburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke

3
nights
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grimstad's Archipelago and Hike to Skrelia. Visiting Fevik via Hasseltangen and Fiskebrygga will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Jegersberg HIking Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, view the masterpieces at Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ansgarkapellet.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kristiansand travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Copenhagen to Kristiansand. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, Kristiansand is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Stavanger.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grimstad, Hike to Skrelia
Highlights from your plan
Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Oddernes Church ©
Oddernes Church
Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne ©

3
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orre Beach and Utstein Kloster. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Borestranden Beach and Vaulen Beach. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Tide Reiser Kjerag, take a leisurely stroll along Skagenkaien, don't miss a visit to Lanternen in Sandnes, and trek along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip planner.

You can take a train from Kristiansand to Stavanger in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanternen in Sandnes, Borestranden Beach, Utstein Kloster, Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, Orre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Godalen Beach ©
Godalen Beach
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardangerfjord.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bergen online route maker .

Getting from Stavanger to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Bergen sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

1
night
Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Brosundet i Alesund, hike along Tueneset and Hessabana, then pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Aalesund Church.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alesund online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Alesund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Alesund sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Trails Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aalesund Church ©
Aalesund Church
Brosundet i Alesund ©
Brosundet i Alesund

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nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flydalsjuvet and Fossevandring Geiranger. Take a break from the city and head to Geiranger Fjord and Jostedalsbreen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Storseterfossen, visit Friaren, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geiranger online journey planner .

You can drive from Alesund to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alesund in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geiranger, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jostedalsbreen National Park
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet
Fossevandring Geiranger ©
Fossevandring Geiranger

1
night
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 22nd (Thu), play a few rounds at Trondheim par3golf, then trek along Elgsethytta, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trondheim trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. October in Trondheim sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trondheim par3golf ©
Trondheim par3golf
Elgsethytta ©
Elgsethytta
Spas

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oslomarka and Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foten Beach and Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution. Change things up with a short trip to Larkollen Beach in Larkollen (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To see photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. October in Oslo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gressvik, Larkollen Beach, Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood ©
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood

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