13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Anne Frank House and De Duif will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stop by The Jordaan.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Amsterdam is minus 9 hours. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Our Saviour's Church and Christiansborg Slot. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, stop by Stroeget, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vasa Museum and Monteliusvagen. Visit Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Stendorren Nature Reserve in Tystberga (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip website.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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The Netherlands travel guide

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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

4.2
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

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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.