40 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

40 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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40 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Voss Municipality, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Lom, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Stryn, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Visby, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
11
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Moen, Denmark
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
13
Allinge, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hardanger Fjord. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and DMG GALLERY. Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Bergen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Bergen reach 64°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Voss Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Voss Municipality, Norway

A vacation in Voss Municipality offers great opportunities for bird-watchers--more than 155 avian species live in the region, including the great egret and the European hobby.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tvindefossen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like VossVind Drift and Osa Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to The Monk Steps (in Ullensvang) and Espelandsfossen (in Granvin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vangsvatnet and take in the pleasant sights at Voss Folkemuseum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Voss Municipality travel planner.

You can take a train from Bergen to Voss Municipality in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July in Voss Municipality, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Flam.

Things to do in Voss Municipality

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Monk Steps, Osa Mountain, Espelandsfossen
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Tvindefossen ©
Tvindefossen
VossVind Indoor Skydiving ©
VossVind Indoor Skydiving

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nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord, then get outside with Stalheimskleiva, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borgund Stave Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church), and finally hike along Aurlandsdalen.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Flam tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Voss Municipality to Flam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Flam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lom.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgund Stave Church, Naeroyfjord, Stalheimskleiva, Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church), Aurlandsdalen
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen

3
nights
Lom, Norway

Lom ©
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Get in touch with nature at Jotunheimen National Park and BrimiSkogen. Explore hidden gems such as Besseggen and Galdhopiggen. Venture out of the city with trips to Vang (Oye Stave Church & Watermills at Leine Creek).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lom vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Flam to Lom takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Lom

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vang, Besseggen, Jotunheimen National Park
Highlights from your plan
Besseggen ©
Besseggen
Jotunheimen National Park ©
Jotunheimen National Park
Oye Stave Church ©
Oye Stave Church

3
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Get in touch with nature at Geiranger Fjord and Losta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stordal Gamle Kyrkje and Norwegian Fjord Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters, stroll the grounds of Geiranger Church, take a memorable drive along eMobility Geiranger, and head outdoors with Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geiranger trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Lom to Geiranger takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stordal Gamle Kyrkje
Highlights from your plan
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord

2
nights
Stryn, Norway

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Olden Activities, steep yourself in history at Olden, and then admire the sheer force of Tvinnefossen Waterfall. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Brenndalsbreen, then explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier, and then stroll the grounds of Loen Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stryn online route planner .

Getting from Geiranger to Stryn by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. In July in Stryn, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stryn

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jostedals Glacier, Brenndalsbreen, Olden Activities, Loen Church
Highlights from your plan
Olden ©
Olden
Brenndalsbreen ©
Brenndalsbreen
Jostedals Glacier ©
Jostedals Glacier

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Take a break from the city and head to Oslomarka and Sognsvann Lake. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Kon-Tiki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oslo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stryn to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stryn in August, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Haga and Tjoloholms Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Carlstens Fastning and Maritiman. When in Gothenburg, make a side trip to see Trollhätte Canal in Trollhattan, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Liseberg amusement park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kvarnbyn.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, Gothenburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trollhätte Canal, Carlstens Fastning, Tjoloholms Castle, Kvarnbyn
Highlights from your plan
Trollhätte Canal ©
Trollhätte Canal
Tjoloholms Castle ©
Tjoloholms Castle
Maritiman ©
Maritiman

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nights
Visby, Sweden

Visby
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Get in touch with nature at Grogarnsberget and Visby Golfklubb. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Visby City Wall and Stora Karlso. When in Visby, make a side trip to see Folhammar in Ljugarn, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, head outdoors with Lilla Karlso, examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Visby trip builder app .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Visby in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. August in Visby sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gotland, Folhammar, Grogarnsberget, Visby Golfklubb
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Skansen. Step out of the city life by going to Stockholm Old Town and The Green Trails. Step out of Stockholm to go to Uppsala and see Uppsala Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm day trip planning website .

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Odense ZOO, then get a new perspective on nature at Naturama, then step into the grandiose world of Broholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Town Jail Museum, admire the masterpieces at Faaborg Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Svanninge Bjerge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Odense holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Stockholm to Odense in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Faaborg, Svendborg
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle
Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO

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Moen, Denmark

Moen ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Middelaldercentret, pause for some serene contemplation at Fanefjord Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keldby Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Geo Center Mons Klint, explore the striking landscape at Mons Klint, then get a taste of the local shopping with Liza"s Gallery, and finally get outside with Praestoe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moen road trip planner.

Getting from Odense to Moen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moen when traveling from Odense in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Allinge.

Things to do in Moen

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fanefjord Church, Middelaldercentret, Praestoe
Highlights from your plan
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Keldby Church ©
Keldby Church

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Allinge, Denmark

Allinge ©
On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aa Kirke, kick back and relax at Balka Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osterlars Rundkirke, then identify plant and animal life at Helligdomsklipperne V. Bornholms Kunstmuseum Helligdommem, and finally delve into the distant past at Hammershus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): meet the residents at Bornholms Rovfugleshow, see the interesting displays at Bornholms Automobilmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Dueodde Beach, then stop by Svaneke Bolcher, and finally contemplate the long history of Ostermarie Kirkeruin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Allinge trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moen to Allinge. In August, daytime highs in Allinge are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Allinge

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Akirkeby, Gudhjem, Dueodde Beach, Hammershus, Balka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Osterlars Rundkirke ©
Osterlars Rundkirke
Hammershus ©
Hammershus
Dueodde Beach ©
Dueodde Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and finally examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allinge to Copenhagen. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens

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