12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

12 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker website.

Vientiane, Laos to Copenhagen is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Vientiane in March, expect Copenhagen to be colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. You'll set off for Malmo on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Malmo, Sweden

— 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Malmo trip planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Malmo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Malmo sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
Highlights from your trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquitie. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then have fun and explore at Junibacken, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online travel planner.

Getting from Malmo to Stockholm by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malmo in March, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Stockholm. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Oslo, Norway

— 1 night

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo day trip tool.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Oslo sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Flam, Norway

— 2 nights
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, then stop by Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, and finally make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at FjordSafari.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Flam holiday planner.

Getting from Oslo to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in March, you will find days in Flam are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bergen road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Bergen, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Gothenburg on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 1 night

Little London

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 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bergen to Gothenburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then explore the galleries of Amalienborg, then explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip builder website.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife