56 days in Sweden, United Kingdom & Denmark Itinerary

56 days in Sweden, United Kingdom & Denmark Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights
Drive
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Malmo, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helsingborg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Train
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Eskilstuna, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
Fly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Drive
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Burnley, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bolton, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Aarhus Airport
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— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 8 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'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Stroeget, get to know the fascinating history of Grabrodretorv, explore the galleries of Visit Carlsberg Brand Store, and wander the streets of Christiania.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Malmo, Sweden

— 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Disgusting Food Museum and Formargruppen. Visit Malmohus castle and Allhelgonakyrkan for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malmo: Naturum Vattenriket (in Kristianstad), Snogeholms strovomrade (in Sjobo) and Ahus Museum (in Ahus). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Oresund Bridge, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, make a trip to Gamla Kyrkogarden, and see the interesting displays at Theater Museum.

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Drive from Copenhagen to Malmo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Malmo are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helsingborg, Sweden

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Strait

A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Beredskapsmuseet and Railway Museum Angelholm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of St. Mary and Landskrona Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsingborg side-trips: Hallands Vadero (in Torekov), Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari (in Markaryd) and Kullabergsguiderna (in Molle). The adventure continues: make a trip to Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, look for all kinds of wild species at Hovs Hallar, get to know the resident critters at Tropikariet, and steep yourself in history at Stortorget Helsingborg.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsingborg route planning site.

Getting from Malmo to Helsingborg by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Helsingborg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 4 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Haga and Roda Sten Konsthall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Universeum and City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum). Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson (in Marstrand), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono) and Roro naturreservat (in Ockero). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and take in the architecture and design of Chalmers University of Technology.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsingborg to Gothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Eskilstuna.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eskilstuna, Sweden

— 3 nights
Eskilstuna is a city and the seat of Eskilstuna Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden. You'll explore and learn at Munktellmuseet and Vallby Open Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Eskilstuna Town Museum and Vasteras Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eskilstuna: Wild Sweden (in Skinnskatteberg) and Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna (in Koping). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Rademachersmedjorna.

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Take a train from Gothenburg to Eskilstuna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. March in Eskilstuna sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stockholm.

Things to do in Eskilstuna

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 7 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.
Visit Royal Palace and Skogskyrkogarden for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, see the interesting displays at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and have fun and explore at Nordiska Museet.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Stockholm tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eskilstuna to Stockholm in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 9 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get some historical perspective at Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle. You'll explore and learn at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Manchester Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris), Church of St Mary & All Saints (in Conwy) and Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Battlefield Falconry Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, and explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Manchester by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Manchester when traveling from Stockholm in April, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Burnley.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnley, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Get a sense of the local culture at Hardcastle Crags and St Peter's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pendle Hill and Skipton Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Burnley side-trips: Preston (Brockholes Nature Reserve & Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Malham Cove (in Malham). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorpley Clough Local Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, and stop by Totally Awesome.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burnley attractions planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Burnley in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Burnley, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bolton.

Things to do in Burnley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bolton, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Let the collections at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre and British Commercial Vehicle Museum capture your imagination. St Peter's Church and Bolton Methodist Mission will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bolton side-trips: Southport Pier (in Southport), Eureka! The National Children's Museum (in Halifax) and WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (in Burscough). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Doffcocker Lodge, see the interesting displays at Bolton Steam Museum, stroll around Moss Bank Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Bolton Library and Museum Services.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bolton day trip planning app.

Drive from Burnley to Bolton in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Bolton are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Bolton

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Helligaandskirken and Vadestedet. Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Lyt til marsvin (in Middelfart), Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling) and Danmarks Industrimuseum (in Horsens). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum, contemplate the long history of Vor Frue Kirke, explore the historical opulence of Koldinghus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bolton to Aarhus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bolton to Aarhus is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.