15 days in Denmark, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Denmark, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Denmark, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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 some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church. Rosenborg Castle and Stroeget are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Van Dijks Adventure, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen tour builder tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

3
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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 a sense of the local culture at Old Town in Aarhus and Helligaandskirken. Visiting Brabrandstien and Den Permanente will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tee off at Aarhus Aadal Golf Club, delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest, contemplate the waterfront views at Ega Engso, and head outdoors with Marselisborg Havn.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Aarhus sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Aarhus

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Brabrandstien ©
Brabrandstien
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Helligaandskirken ©
Helligaandskirken

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasa Museum and Sodermalm. Get outdoors at Riddarholmen and Langholmen. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, examine the collection at Skansen, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Aarhus in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Stockholm. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Sodermalm ©
Sodermalm
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Uutelan luontopolku and then don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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