19 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

19 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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19 days in Sweden, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
car:  10 h 30 min
4
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mons Klint and Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek). Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Geo Center Mons Klint (in Borre), Stege (Mon Is & Elmelunde Kirke) and Soemarkedyssen (in Moen). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, stroll around Kongens Have, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen online vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get slightly colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Moen, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Fredensborg Palace
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, meet the residents at Odense ZOO, admire the natural beauty at Munke Mose Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Emperors New Clothes, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Time Collection.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Odense trip planning site .

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Odense, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aalborg.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO
Emperors New Clothes ©
Emperors New Clothes

2
nights
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus, get engrossed in the history at Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, then get lost in a book at Aalborg Bibliotekerne, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Salling Aalborg. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Skallerup Klit Ridecenter, enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude, browse the exhibits of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, then stroll around The Park of Music, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aalborg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Odense to Aalborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Skallerup Klit Ridecenter, Rubjerg Knude
Highlights from your plan
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Skallerup Klit Ridecenter ©
Skallerup Klit Ridecenter

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lysefjord and Flor & Fjære. Go for a jaunt from Stavanger to Jorpeland to see Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, don't miss a visit to Paseo por la calle, and contemplate the long history of Skagenkaien.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stavanger travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aalborg to Stavanger. When traveling from Aalborg in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Stavanger, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy
Highlights from your plan
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): walk around Vigeland Park, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and finally explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), then stroll around Ekebergparken, then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Stavanger in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, and then find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritiman, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, and finally examine the collection at Aeroseum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gothenburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maritiman ©
Maritiman
Delsjon ©
Delsjon
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Fjallgatan, step off the mainland to explore Skeppsholmen, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planning site .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, putt your heart out at Kalmar Parkgolf, and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kalmar driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Kalmar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Kalmar sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Malmo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral
Kalmar Parkgolf ©
Kalmar Parkgolf

1
night
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
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.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmo journey app .

You can take a train from Kalmar to Malmo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge

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