20 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

20 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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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.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Islands Brygge make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Amager Strandpark and Frederiksberg Have. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Experimentarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen travel site.

San Francisco, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Copenhagen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Gothenburg, Sweden

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen) and Universeum. Kids will enjoy Maritiman and Liseberg amusement park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and step off the mainland to explore Stora Amundon.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Green Trails and Monteliusvagen. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and get great views at Fjallgatan.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Oslo, Norway

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Oslomarka and Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing. Kids will enjoy Ekebergparken and Mathallen Oslo. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary website.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in August, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Bergen, Norway

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Step off the beaten path and head to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Gone Paddling AS about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bergen trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in August: highs in Bergen hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip