12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
Get outdoors at Oslomarka and Alnaelva. Get some cultural insight at Vigeland Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, admire the striking features of Norsk Folkemuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitun Nasr - Furuset Mosque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo road trip website .

New York City, USA to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Oslo hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Get in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and The Green Trails. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and explore the galleries of Royal Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online road trip planner .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Adventure Winter Sports
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Amalienborg. Visit Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet for their historical value. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Van Dijks Adventure, wander the streets of Stroeget, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip builder app .

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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