31 days in Amsterdam, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

31 days in Amsterdam, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Helsingborg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Take a break from the city and head to Scheveningen Beach and Hoge Veluwe National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Callantsoog Beach (in Callantsoog), Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 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.
Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Den Gamle By will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Lyt til marsvin (in Middelfart), Brejning Church (in Brejning) and Koldinghus (in Kolding). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nyso, take in the dramatic natural features at Syvaarssoeen, trek along Brabrandstien, and take a stroll through Vadestedet.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Aarhus

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Aero, Denmark

— 3 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Get outdoors at Aero Golf Club and Eriks Hale. Get a sense of the local culture at Marstal Sofartsmuseum and Galleri Rita Lund Malerier. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hammerichs Hus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, sample the tasty concoctions at Rise Bryggeri, and make a trip to AEroskobing Torv.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aero online day trip planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Aero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Visiting Stevns Klint and Bidstrup Skovene will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Visit Carlsberg Brand Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Store Heddinge (Holtug Kridtbrud & Hoejerup Gamle Kirke), Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, make a trip to National Museum of Denmark, and admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet.

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

Traveling by car from Aero to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trips

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Helsingborg, Sweden

— 1 night

Pearl of the Strait

A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Stortorget Helsingborg, relax and rejuvenate at Trivas pa Raa, take in nature's colorful creations at Sofiero Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Groningen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsingborg online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Helsingborg takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalmar.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches

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Kalmar, Sweden

— 3 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Bergdala Glastekniska Museum and Marine Museum Karlskrona will appeal to museum buffs. Kalmar Castle and Kristianopels Kyrka will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kalmar's surroundings by going to Swedish Glass Museum (in Vaxjo) and Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum (in Karlskrona). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Kalmar Golfbana, contemplate the long history of Stortorget, get a new perspective on nature at A world of Dinosaurs, and look for gifts at Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kalmar itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Helsingborg to Kalmar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandvagen and Langholmen. Step out of the city life by going to Sandhamn and Sodermalm. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, head outdoors with Riddarholmen, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Stockholm takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Denmark travel guide

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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.