27 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

27 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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27 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Hillerod, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Helsingoer, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
car:  11​h
7
Kristiansand, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
car:  3​h 30​min
9
Alesund, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Stevns Klint, then learn about all things military at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Aleksander Nevsky Church.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary maker app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen. In June, Copenhagen is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hillerod.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mons Klint, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Stevns Klint
Highlights from your plan
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort ©
Cold War Museum Stevnsfort

1
night
Hillerod, Denmark

Hillerod ©
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Vedbaek Finds, then admire the masterpieces at Det Nationalhistoriske Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and finally don't miss a visit to Frederiksborg slotshave.

To find maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hillerod online journey planner .

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Hillerod in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Hillerod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Vedbaek Finds
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Frederiksborg slotshave ©
Frederiksborg slotshave
Det Nationalhistoriske Museum ©
Det Nationalhistoriske Museum

1
night
Helsingoer, Denmark

Helsingoer ©
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Marienlyst Palace and Park, take in the waterfront at Helsingor Havn, appreciate the history behind Holger Danske, pause for some photo ops at Herakles og Hydraen, then take an in-depth tour of Helsingoer Vaerftsmuseum, and finally pause for some photo ops at HE - Nordsjaellands Small Havherre.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsingoer road trip site .

Helsingoer is very close to Hillerod. June in Helsingoer sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Helsingor Havn ©
Helsingor Havn
Holger Danske ©
Holger Danske
Herakles og Hydraen ©
Herakles og Hydraen

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Albani Church, examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, see the interesting displays at The Time Collection, get a new perspective on nature at Naturama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bregninge Kirkebakke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Brandts - Museum for art & visual culture, examine the collection at Strojer Samlingen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke, explore the historical opulence of Holckenhavn Slot, then step into the grandiose world of Broholm Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lindeskov langdysse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Odense trip maker tool .

Drive from Helsingoer to Odense in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Svendborg, Nyborg, Strojer Samlingen
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle
Holckenhavn Slot ©
Holckenhavn Slot

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Faengslet and Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor Museum. Get some historical perspective at Viborg Domkirke and Aarhus Domkirke. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Kalo Slotsruin (in Roende), Skovby Kirke (in Skovby) and Dollerup bakker (in Viborg). There's much more to do: get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, and delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aarhus holiday planning website .

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Viborg, Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum, Faengslet, Skovby Kirke, Kalo Slotsruin
Highlights from your plan
Viborg Domkirke ©
Viborg Domkirke
Faengslet ©
Faengslet
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus, step into the grandiose world of Aalborghus Castle, steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, then make a trip to Voergaard Slot, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saeby Kirke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dronninglund Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Ghost, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady, take in the spiritual surroundings of Budolfi Cathedral, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, then admire the striking features of Hasseris Kirke, and finally see the interesting displays at Godthaab Hammervaerk.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Aalborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Aalborg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dronninglund, Saeby Kirke
Highlights from your plan
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum
Godthaab Hammervaerk ©
Godthaab Hammervaerk
Dronninglund Kirke ©
Dronninglund Kirke

2
nights
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Naes Ironworks Museum and Gimle Gard. Homborsund Lighthouse and Fjaere Kirke will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kristiansand: Grimstad (Fevik via Hasseltangen & The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad) and Trinity Church (in Arendal). There's still lots to do: admire the engineering at Jegersberg HIking Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ansgarkapellet, pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, and make a trip to Fiskebrygga.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kristiansand trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aalborg to Kristiansand. In June, daily temperatures in Kristiansand can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grimstad, Naes Ironworks Museum, Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad ©
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad
Fjaere Kirke ©
Fjaere Kirke

3
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, then examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, examine the collection at Theta Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take in the exciting artwork at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip maker app .

You can fly from Kristiansand to Bergen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kristiansand, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 10°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

3
nights
Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Tueneset and Hessabana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): hike along Saudehornet, see the interesting displays at Ishavsmuseet Aarvak, then enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alesund route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Alesund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ishavsmuseet Aarvak, Saudehornet
Highlights from your plan
Alnes Lighthouse ©
Alnes Lighthouse
Sunnmoere Museum ©
Sunnmoere Museum
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak ©
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Nordmarka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Drammen to see Kjosterudjuvet about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Oscarsborg Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Alesund in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kjosterudjuvet
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, then visit Stockholm Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Gripsholm Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stockholm driving holiday planner .

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterkyrkan, see the interesting displays at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, then take an in-depth tour of Malmohus castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Torup Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Malmo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Malmo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Malmo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lund, Torup Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Torup Castle ©
Torup Castle

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