13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Christiansborg Slot and National Museum of Denmark. The adventure continues: stop by National Gallery of Denmark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, take a stroll through Stroeget, and get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip planning site.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Stendorren Nature Reserve in Tystberga, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, head off the coast to Langholmen, see the interesting displays at Royal Armory, and walk around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Copenhagen in February: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stendorren Nature Reserve
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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