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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.
Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Red Light District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In April, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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.
Popular historic sites such as Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and Christiansborg Slot. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen sightseeing planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stendorren Nature Reserve and Langholmen. Explore hidden gems such as ABBA The Museum and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Stockholm sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel 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.