17 days in Sweden, Southern Norway & Denmark Itinerary

17 days in Sweden, Southern Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kristiansand, Norway
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, don't miss a visit to Stortorget, walk around Kungstradgarden Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm route planner.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Stockholm is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Stockholm is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kota Kinabalu in September; daily highs in Stockholm reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 1 night

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 20th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park, walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg visit planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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Kristiansand, Norway

— 3 nights
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Grimstad (Gurebo Gard, Gullsmed Unni Storm-Johannsen As, &more) and Hove and Spornes (in Arendal). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Skjaergardsopplevelser Sor, see human ingenuity at work at Jegersberg HIking Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Baneheia, and get engrossed in the history at D/S Hestmanden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kristiansand driving holiday app.

Getting from Gothenburg to Kristiansand by car takes about 6.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kristiansand are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, then explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, explore the historical opulence of Marselisborg Slot, then see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum, and finally walk around Marselisborg Deer Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aarhus trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kristiansand to Aarhus takes 5.5 hours. September in Aarhus sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, wander the streets of Christiania, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot.

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Getting from Aarhus to Copenhagen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.

Southern Norway travel guide

4.1
Zoos · Room Escape Games · Lighthouses
Visit diverse communities, explore lush nature, and go on a sailing trip around the scenic shores of Southern Norway. Life here is largely focused on the coast, and many of the region’s settlements are located by the sea. Larger cities like Kristiansand and Arendal are the area's cultural and economic centers, offering all the amenities of urban surroundings, with plenty of sightseeing and entertainment opportunities. Other coastal settlements are mainly peaceful port towns, where life goes at slower pace. Further inland, you can find a selection of idyllic villages, where many of the locals still practice traditional crafts, and where you can visit different historical attractions. This area is a prime destination for spending time outdoors, fishing in lakes and rivers, hiking, and enjoying winter sports.

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.