13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Herengracht and The Amstel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Portland, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Our Saviour's Church and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trip

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Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at ABBA The Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Uppsala (Vasaborgen Uppsala Slott, Botanical Gardens, &more) and Sigtuna (Sigtuna Boardwalk & S:t Olofs Church Ruins). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), examine the collection at Royal Armory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip website.

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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The Netherlands travel guide

Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Denmark travel guide

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.

Sweden travel guide

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.