53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

53 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
2
Uppsala, Sweden
— 2 nights
3
Linkoping, Sweden
— 3 nights
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
5
Helsingborg, Sweden
— 3 nights
6
Lund, Sweden
— 3 nights
7
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
9
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
10
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
12
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
13
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
14
Stavanger, Norway
— 5 nights
15
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Skansen and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Munktellmuseet (in Eskilstuna) and Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum (in Strangnas). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Royal Armory, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Stockholm is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, things will get much colder in Stockholm: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Uppsala.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Munktellmuseet, Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum, Taby Centrum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum Gustavianum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppsala Domkyrka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka, and finally stop by The English Bookshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott), then examine the collection at Uppsala Konstmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Upplandsmuseet, and finally examine the collection at Biotopia - Biologiska Museet.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uppsala online travel route planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Uppsala by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Uppsala are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Uppsala

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) ©
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott)
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka ©
Helga Trefaldighets kyrka

3
nights
Linkoping, Sweden

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Ostergotlands Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Lars Kyrka, then get engrossed in the history at Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, and finally head outdoors with Kinda Kanal. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral, trek along Tinnero Eklandskap, and then brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Linkoping trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Uppsala to Linkoping in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Linkoping are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Vasa Church, contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oscar Fredriks Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Haga. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritiman, then steep yourself in history at Skansen Lejonet, then explore the historical opulence of Bohus Fastning, and finally examine the collection at Aeroseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg online travel planner.

Drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sofiero Palace and Tropical Beach. Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg and Sofiero Gard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Tropikariet, go for a walk through Landborgspromenaden, steep yourself in history at Stortorget Helsingborg, and take a peaceful walk through Orby angar.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsingborg sightseeing planner.

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

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Hilleshogs dalar
Highlights from your plan
Tropikariet ©
Tropikariet
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace
Sofiero Gard ©
Sofiero Gard

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.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kungshuset i Lundagard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, explore the stunning scenery at Rinnebacksravinen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Klosterkyrkan, and finally delve into the distant past at Medieval Museum (Drottens Museet).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lund trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsingborg to Lund takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lund can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Malmohus castle and Torup Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Skanors Havsbad and Ljunghusens Golfbana. Step out of Malmo to go to Hollviken and see Barnstensmuseet i Kampinge, Hollviken, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Bokskogens Golf Club, learn more about the world around you at Fotevikens Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Formargruppen, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (St. Johannes Kyrka).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malmo driving holiday planner.

Malmo is just a short distance from Lund. In May in Malmo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollviken, Bokskogens Golf Club, Torup Castle, Skanors Havsbad
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stevns Klint and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort. Rosenborg Castle and Frederiksborg Slotskirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoejerup Gamle Kirke (in Store Heddinge), Vesterhavegaarden Vingaard (in Karrebaeksminde) and Stege (Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum & Elmelunde Kirke). And it doesn't end there: walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church, explore the historical opulence of Liselund, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen journey planner.

You can drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Moen, Hillerod, Store Heddinge, Fredensborg Palace, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort ©
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke

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.
Start 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 see the interesting displays at The Time Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Albani Church, then stop by Kramboden, then steep yourself in history at Odense City Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Odense Castle.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Odense trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Get some cultural insight at Viborg Domkirke and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Head to Dokk1 and Herning bibliotekfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Energimuseet (in Bjerringbro) and Dollerup bakker (in Viborg). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, take a peaceful walk through Moesgard Forrest, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip app.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Historic Sites

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holmens Kirke, then admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology and Oslomarka. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen, learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oslo route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, 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
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology ©
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og 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 outdoors at Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, shop like a local with Kunsthuset Wendelboe, enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset, and hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen online journey planner.

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Bergen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. 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.
You'll explore and learn at Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Kunsthall Stavanger. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borestranden Beach and Utstein Kloster. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Tungenes Fyr, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri G, get engrossed in the history at Kvitsoy Hummermuseet, and take in the waterfront at Skagenkaien.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Stavanger driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Stavanger are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
On the 8th (Mon), wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, examine the collection at Nobel Peace Center, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, then see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum in Oslo, stroll through Damstredet & Telthusbakken, then admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Soerenga Public Pool.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stavanger in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. 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
Nobel Peace Center ©
Nobel Peace Center
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Det Kongelige Slott ©
Det Kongelige Slott

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