23 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

23 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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23 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalmar, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then stop by Stockholm Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip site .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm 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 29th (Mon): stop by Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, relax in the rural setting at Skalby 4H-gard, and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Stortorget, and then tee off at Kalmar Golfbana.

To see where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kalmar itinerary builder website .

Fly from Stockholm to Kalmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral
Stortorget
Stortorget

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park and then get curious at Universeum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Roro naturreservat, step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg sightseeing tool .

Getting from Kalmar to Gothenburg by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Roro naturreservat
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Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum

4
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Det Kongelige Slott. Attractions like Norsk Folkemuseum and Ingierstrand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Oslo to go to Tonsberg and see Gullkronen, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Huk.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo visit planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Oslo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gothenburg in July, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gullkronen
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, stop by Susan Fosse, cool off at Iskanten, then engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bergen tour planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Bergen to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Bergen

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Iskanten
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
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.
Attractions like LEGOLAND Billund and Moesgaard Strand make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Viby Kirke. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, don't miss a visit to Aarhus Rådhus, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbaren, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bergen to Aarhus takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in July, expect nights in Aarhus to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Billund
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nyhavn and Tivoli Gardens. Visit Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge). There's still lots to do: stop by National Gallery of Denmark, contemplate the long history of Our Saviour's Church, visit Christiania, and explore the galleries of Amalienborg.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stevns Klint, Kronborg
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens

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