46 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

46 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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46 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
3
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Aeroskobing, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
8
Esbjerg, Denmark
— 4 nights
9
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Relax by the water at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen) and Ulriken. Bryggen and Fish Market will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Bergen with an excursion to Fjell Fortress Museum Vest in Fjell--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, shop like a local with DMG GALLERY, and take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Bergen is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Bergen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Bergen at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, Hardanger Maritime Museum
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

2
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nusfjord Fishing Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleri2. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kvalvika Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, and then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leknes tour planner.

Getting from Bergen to Leknes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bergen in May: highs in Leknes hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vestvagoy, Flakstad Church, Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten Island, Nusfjord Fishing Village
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

1
night
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Herdalssetra, explore the world behind art at Peer Gynt Galleriet, then examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Geiranger Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geiranger tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Leknes to Geiranger in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. Traveling from Leknes in May, you will find days in Geiranger are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Peer Gynt Galleriet, Herdalssetra
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Herdalssetra ©
Herdalssetra
Peer Gynt Galleriet ©
Peer Gynt Galleriet

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Vigeland Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Viking Ship Museum and Munch Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hvervenbukta, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Huk.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Oslo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Oslo are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Forsand Municipality, Norway

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
On the 25th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Landa Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock, and then take in the pleasant sights at Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sandnes Menighet and then take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Forsand Municipality trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oslo to Forsand Municipality in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Forsand Municipality, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aeroskobing.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandnes Menighet, Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Kjerag ©
Kjerag
Landa Park ©
Landa Park

1
night
Aeroskobing, Denmark

Aeroskobing
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, see the interesting displays at Marstal Sofartsmuseum, then wander the streets of AEroskobing Torv, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aeroskobing Kirke, and finally step off the mainland to explore Aero Island. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rise Bryggeri, pause for some serene contemplation at Bregninge Kirke, enjoy the sea views from Skjoldnaes Fyr, then see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aeroskobing travel route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Forsand Municipality to Aeroskobing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aeroskobing

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aero, Skjoldnaes Fyr
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Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Skjoldnaes Fyr ©
Skjoldnaes Fyr
Marstal Sofartsmuseum ©
Marstal Sofartsmuseum

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rosenborg Castle and Amager Strandpark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aeroskobing to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stevns Klint, Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

4
nights
Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Step out of the city life by going to Blaavand Beach and Vadehavscentret. Bunker 75665 and Ribe Domkirke will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Esbjerg: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling) and Koldinghus (in Kolding). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ribe Vikinge Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hjerting Kirke, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, and see the interesting displays at Ribes Vikinger.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Esbjerg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Esbjerg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Esbjerg can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Blaavand Beach, Koldinghus, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
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Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moesgaard Strand and Moesgard Forrest. Do some cultural sightseeing at Den Gamle By and Old Town in Aarhus. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Strandbaren, look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Tilst Kirke, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus online attractions planner .

Drive from Esbjerg to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Brabrandstien ©
Brabrandstien
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Slottsskogen. Get some cultural insight at Haga and Universeum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Radio Museum, stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg driving holiday tool .

Getting from Aarhus to Gothenburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Langholmen and Royal Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Stockholm Old Town and Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), delve into the lush surroundings at Riddersholms Naturreservat, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm vacation planner .

Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fjallnora Friluftsomrade
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Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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