20 days in Scandinavia & Rovaniemi Itinerary

20 days in Scandinavia & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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20 days in Scandinavia & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  15​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and take a stroll through Christiania.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Copenhagen is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in November, with highs in Copenhagen at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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 Aarhus with an excursion to LEGOLAND Billund in Billund--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, put a fun spin on your tour with Secret Games, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aarhus trip maker tool .

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Aarhus sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Billund
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Village. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Aarhus to Rovaniemi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Aarhus in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace.

To plan Stockholm vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

4
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.
Take a break from Oslo with a short trip to Hallanderiet in Son, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are little chillier (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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