35 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

35 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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35 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, then examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, then explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tromso online travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in July since evenings lows in Tromso dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

3
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kristiansten Fortress and The Crown Regalia. Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace) and Ringve Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Trondheim with a short trip to Berget Det Blaa in Frosta, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Bakklandet Old Town, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trondheim day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Trondheim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Tromso, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Trondheim, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Berget Det Blaa
Highlights from your plan
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Rockheim ©
Rockheim

5
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 Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and Oscarsborg Fortress. Appreciate the collections at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Astrup Fearnley Museet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oslo: Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden) and Heddal Stave Church (in Notodden). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), contemplate the waterfront views at Bygdøy, walk around Frogner Park, and look for gifts at Mathallen Oslo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo route builder site .

You can fly from Trondheim to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. When traveling from Trondheim in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heddal Stave Church, Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
Highlights from your plan
Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Oscarsborg Fortress ©
Oscarsborg Fortress

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and Hardangerfjord. Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Norheimsund to see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, and admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergen online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in July, you will find days in Bergen are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

3
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Ovre Holmegate and Reidar Berge museet. The adventure continues: stroll through Flor & Fjære, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stavanger online route planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Stavanger sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate
Reidar Berge museet ©
Reidar Berge museet
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord

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.
You'll explore and learn at Geo Center Mons Klint and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. Get some cultural insight at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) and Viking Ship Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Hillerod (Frederiksborg Slotskirke & Frederiksborg Castle) and Roskilde Domkirke (in Roskilde). There's much more to do: browse the collection at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), explore the world behind art at The David Collection, steep yourself in history at Kastellet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Stavanger to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in August, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hillerod, Roskilde, Mons Klint, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Geo Center Mons Klint
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint
Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Funen Village and Aarhus Domkirke. Get some historical perspective at Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Koldinghus. Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Odense (Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home & H. C. Andersens House) and Faengslet (in Horsens). There's more to do: get curious at Moesgaard Museum and stroll through Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus road trip planner .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Aarhus sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Odense, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Koldinghus, Faengslet
Highlights from your plan
Aarhus Domkirke ©
Aarhus Domkirke
Faengslet ©
Faengslet
The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village

4
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Tylosand Strand and Southern Goteborg Archipelago. You'll explore and learn at Aeroseum and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Saab Car Museum (in Trollhattan) and Varberg Kyrka (in Varberg). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Maritiman, take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), and walk around Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg online attractions planner .

Fly from Aarhus to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tylosand Strand, Saab Car Museum, Varberg Kyrka
Highlights from your plan
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum
Maritiman ©
Maritiman

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Swedish History Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Skogskyrkogarden and Uppsala Domkyrka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Sala Silvergruva (in Sala) and Gamla Uppsala (in Uppsala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), take some stellar pictures from Fjallgatan, contemplate the long history of Storkyrkan, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stockholm, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Uppsala, Sala Silvergruva
Highlights from your plan
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala
Sala Silvergruva ©
Sala Silvergruva
Skogskyrkogarden ©
Skogskyrkogarden

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