53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Uppsala, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Linkoping, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsingborg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Lund, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
12
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
13
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
car:  6​h
14
Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
15
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Get some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum (in Strangnas) and Munktellmuseet (in Eskilstuna). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm travel planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Stockholm is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Stockholm. In April, Stockholm is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Uppsala.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Taby Centrum, Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum, Munktellmuseet
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum Gustavianum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppsala Domkyrka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka, and finally look for gifts at The English Bookshop. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott), then see the interesting displays at Uppsala Konstmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Upplandsmuseet, and finally see the interesting displays at Biotopia - Biologiska Museet.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uppsala trip planner.

Take a train from Stockholm to Uppsala in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Uppsala are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Uppsala

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Museum Gustavianum ©
Museum Gustavianum
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) ©
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)

3
nights
Linkoping, Sweden

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Ostergotlands Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Lars Kyrka, then step into the grandiose world of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, and finally get outside with Kinda Kanal. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tinnero Eklandskap, and then learn about all things military at Flygvapenmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Linkoping road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Uppsala to Linkoping in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Linkoping sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Karlstad.

Things to do in Linkoping

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum
Linkoping Cathedral ©
Linkoping Cathedral
Ostergotlands Museum ©
Ostergotlands Museum

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.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church, steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritiman, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Lejonet, then don't miss a visit to Bohus Fastning, and finally see the interesting displays at Aeroseum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bohus Fastning
Highlights from your plan
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum
Maritiman ©
Maritiman

3
nights
Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg ©
A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sofiero Palace and Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg. Step out of the city life by going to Orby angar and Tropical Beach. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropikariet, see the interesting displays at Toy World, stroll through Hilleshogs dalar, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Palsjo skog.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsingborg online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Helsingborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsingborg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lund.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hilleshogs dalar
Highlights from your plan
Tropikariet ©
Tropikariet
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace
Palsjo skog ©
Palsjo skog

3
nights
Lund, Sweden

Lund ©
Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kungshuset i Lundagard. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, then explore the activities along Rinnebacksravinen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterkyrkan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medieval Museum (Drottens Museet).

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Lund trip site .

Lund is just a short distance from Helsingborg. May in Lund sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Malmo.

Things to do in Lund

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Medieval Museum (Drottens Museet) ©
Medieval Museum (Drottens Museet)
Allhelgonakyrkan ©
Allhelgonakyrkan

2
nights
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Take a break from the city and head to Skanors Havsbad and Bokskogens Golf Club. Let the collections at Malmohus castle and Barnstensmuseet i Kampinge, Hollviken capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Ljunghusens Golfbana in Hollviken (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Torup Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (St. Johannes Kyrka), see the interesting displays at Moderna Museet - Malmo, and view the masterpieces at Gustus Butik & Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Malmo online day trip planner .

Malmo is just a stone's throw from Lund. In May, daytime highs in Malmo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollviken, Torup Castle, Skanors Havsbad, Bokskogens Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Gustus Butik & Gallery ©
Gustus Butik & Gallery
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Torup Castle ©
Torup Castle

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rosenborg Castle and Christiania. Explore hidden gems such as Frederiksborg Slotskirke and Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Vesterhavegaarden Vingaard (in Karrebaeksminde), Store Heddinge (Stevns Klint & Hoejerup Gamle Kirke) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, make a trip to St. Alban's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and explore the historical opulence of Liselund.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen route maker app .

Traveling by car from Malmo to Copenhagen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Moen, Store Heddinge, Hillerod, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Fredensborg Palace
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

2
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
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 17th (Sun): examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, examine the collection at Carl Nielsen Museet, hunt for treasures at GenbrugsHallerne, then appreciate the history behind Emperors New Clothes, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Time Collection. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Albani Church, admire the striking features of Kramboden, then admire the striking features of Odense City Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Odense Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Odense visit planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Odense by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Odense sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sct. Albani Church ©
Sct. Albani Church
H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Carl Nielsen Museet ©
Carl Nielsen Museet

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dollerup bakker and Moesgard Forrest. Step off the beaten path and head to Viborg Domkirke and Energimuseet. When in Aarhus, make a side trip to see Herning bibliotek in Herning, approximately Herning away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, admire the natural beauty at Steno Museum, get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aarhus trip planner.

Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Viborg, Herning bibliotek
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Viborg Domkirke ©
Viborg Domkirke
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost, stop by Crime Passionnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holmens Kirke, then admire the striking features of Amalienborg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) ©
Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken)
Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg

7
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 Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oslomarka and Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in May, with lows around 3°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Museum-lovers will appreciate KODE Art Museums of Bergen and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. The adventure continues: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, look for gifts at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, view the masterpieces at Atelier Hetland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bergen trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Kvitsoy Hummermuseet. Popular historic sites such as Utstein Kloster and Kvekergravstedet are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Borestranden Beach in Kleppe (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Tungenes Fyr, admire the landmark architecture of Skagenkaien, get a taste of the local shopping with Solvberget bibliotek og kulturhus, and see the interesting displays at Stavanger Museum.

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Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Borestranden Beach, Galleri G, Tungenes Fyr, Utstein Kloster
Highlights from your plan
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Utstein Kloster ©
Utstein Kloster

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Street Art at Ingens gate, examine the collection at The Nobel Peace Center, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, then examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jewish Museum in Oslo, then hike along Damstredet & Telthusbakken, then explore the world behind art at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and finally kick back and relax at Soerenga Public Pool.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo online travel route planner .

Fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in June, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Nobel Peace Center ©
The Nobel Peace Center
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Det Kongelige Slott ©
Det Kongelige Slott

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