21 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

21 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
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Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frederiksborg Castle and Radhuspladsen. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Kastellet. When in Copenhagen, make a side trip to see Frederiksborg Slotskirke in Hillerod, approximately Hillerod away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen journey planning app.

Bristol, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©

City of Smiles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then get curious at Moesgaard Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Aarhus Vikingemuseet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Naturhistorisk Museum and then make a splash at Djurs Sommerland.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aarhus itinerary planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Djurs Sommerland ©
Djurs Sommerland
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©

Odin's Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, then get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Danish Railway Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Odense trip itinerary site.

Drive from Aarhus to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum
Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO

1
night
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 10th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and then take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Odense to Geiranger takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Odense in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geiranger: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord

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nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ulriken and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Bring the kids along to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bergen trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Bergen in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©

Oil Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Flor & Fjære, then get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and then examine the collection at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stavanger are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum ©
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bygdøy and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, steep yourself in history at 22 July Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Fineart.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in August, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology ©
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Skansen. Attractions like Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Royal Armory, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm day trip site.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Stockholm, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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