20 days in Copenhagen, Aarhus & Sweden Itinerary

20 days in Copenhagen, Aarhus & Sweden Itinerary

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20 days in Copenhagen, Aarhus & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  20​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marstrand, Sweden
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Uppsala, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kalmar, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ystad, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Santiago, Chile

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and make a trip to Cirkelbroen.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Copenhagen is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Gothenburg on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park, engage your brain at Universeum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jonsereds Tradgardar, and stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip planner .

You can fly from Aarhus to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marstrand.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kvarnbyn, Jonsereds Tradgardar
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Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga

2
nights
Marstrand, Sweden

Marstrand ©
Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Carlstens Fastning and then make a trip to Marstrand. On the next day, take in the views from Tjörnbron and then stop by Torp Kopcentrum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marstrand holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Marstrand takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uppsala.

Things to do in Marstrand

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torp Kopcentrum, Tjörnbron
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Torp Kopcentrum ©
Torp Kopcentrum
Carlstens Fastning ©
Carlstens Fastning

2
nights
Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Uppsala Domkyrka, and then examine the collection at Museum Gustavianum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at The English Bookshop, then delve into the distant past at Gamla Uppsala, then admire the natural beauty at Linnaeus Garden, and finally ponder the world of politics at Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Uppsala road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marstrand to Uppsala. In June in Uppsala, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Stockholm.

Things to do in Uppsala

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum Gustavianum ©
Museum Gustavianum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala

3
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route planning site .

Take a train from Uppsala to Stockholm in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Ölandsbron, then experience rural life at Skalby 4H-gard, and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Stadsparken and then get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalmar online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Stockholm to Kalmar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ystad.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Skalby 4H-gard ©
Skalby 4H-gard

1
night
Ystad, Sweden

Ystad ©
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankta Maria kyrka, take a stroll through Per Helsas Gard, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ystad Animal Park, then examine the collection at Ystad Studios Visitor Center, and finally make a trip to Ales Stenar.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ystad trip planner .

Getting from Kalmar to Ystad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Ystad, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Ystad

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sankta Maria kyrka ©
Sankta Maria kyrka
Ales Stenar ©
Ales Stenar
Ystad Studios Visitor Center ©
Ystad Studios Visitor Center

1
night
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral, then take in the views from Oresund Bridge, then admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, and finally stroll around Kungsparken.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malmo trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ystad to Malmo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Malmo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lund Cathedral
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Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso

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