24 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

24 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
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Hirtshals, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
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Malmo, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Copenhagen King's Square, Kronborg, Arken Museum of Modern Art, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll set off for Odense on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dyrehave Mollen, Fredens Kirke and Kunstmuseum Brandts. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Fredens Kirke, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Brandts, then admire the landmark architecture of Dyrehave Mollen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Odense day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Odense are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aarhus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites
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Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 night
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. On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus, steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aalborg day trip planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Aalborg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Hirtshals, Denmark

— 4 nights
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. Explore hidden gems such as Grenen and Rabjerg Mile. Get out of town with these interesting Hirtshals side-trips: Rubjerg Knude (in Lokken), Frederikshavn (Bangsbo Botaniske Have, Hirsholmene, &more) and Skagen (Spirbakke Mile Og Sandmilen, Skagens Museum, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr, pause for some serene contemplation at Maarup Kirke, experience rural life at Skallerup Klit Ridecenter, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nordsoen Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hirtshals vacation planning site.

You can drive from Aalborg to Hirtshals in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stavanger, Norway

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lysefjord and Flor & Fjære. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, get to know the fascinating history of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Hirtshals to Stavanger by ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hirtshals in June, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Stavanger. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, then contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of 22 July Centre, then see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, then walk around Ekebergparken, and finally examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stavanger in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and then explore the activities along Lake Malaren.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm day trip planning app.

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kalmar, Sweden

— 1 night
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the views from Ölandsbron, then take an in-depth tour of Kalmar County Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kalmar trip planner.

Drive from Stockholm to Kalmar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites

Malmo, Sweden

— 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Little Square, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, then explore the historical opulence of Malmohus castle, and finally walk around Kungsparken.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Malmo travel planner.

You can drive from Kalmar to Malmo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Malmo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.