57 days in Denmark, Sweden & United Kingdom Itinerary

57 days in Denmark, Sweden & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 8 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Isle of Seil, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Kronborg and Kastellet will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted). There's much more to do: make a trip to National Museum of Denmark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and take an in-depth tour of Amalienborg.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen attractions planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aero, Denmark

— 5 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marstal Kirke and Marstal Sofartsmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing and Bregninge Kirkebakke. Explore Aero's surroundings by going to Naturama (in Svendborg) and Faaborg (Vester Aaby Kirke, Faaborg Kirke Helligaandskirken, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Skjoldnaes Fyr, pause for some serene contemplation at Bregninge Kirke, steep yourself in history at AEroskobing Torv, and see the interesting displays at Flaske Peters Samling.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aero online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Aero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kalmar, Sweden

— 5 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalmar Castle and Bilmuseum - Albinsson & Sjoberg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Klackeberga Kyrka and Gladhammars Kyrka. Get out of town with these interesting Kalmar side-trips: Malilla Algpark (in Malilla), Hjortahammar gravfalt (in Ronneby) and Karlskrona (Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum & Marine Museum Karlskrona). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Granso naturreservat, take in the views from Ölandsbron, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Gertrud Kyrka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalmar tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aero to Kalmar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kalmar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 8 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.
Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace and Fotografiska Stockholm. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Botanical Gardens (in Uppsala), Gardsjo Algpark (in Heby) and Savo Nature Reserve (in Vasterljung). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and get a new perspective on things with The Green Trails.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kalmar to Stockholm by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Stockholm to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Stockholm in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle of Seil.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Seil, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Atlantic Islands Centre, then take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sealife Adventures.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isle of Seil itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Seil in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Isle of Seil sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Isle of Seil

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glencoe, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glencoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Seil to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. August in Glencoe sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Eilean Donan Castle and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Cawdor Castle and Urquhart Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muncaster Castle and Aira Force Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and make a trip to Bridge House.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip maker.

Getting from Inverness to Ambleside by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get some historical perspective at Tewkesbury Abbey and Boer War Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Cheltenham Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, get engrossed in the history at Holst Birthplace Museum, and surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ambleside to Cheltenham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Combe Village and American Museum & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Longleat (in Warminster), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Wells (A2 Gallery, Wells Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath travel route builder app.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amesbury, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Army Flying Museum, identify plant and animal life at Figsbury Ring, then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stonehenge public footpath.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amesbury route maker site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Amesbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Amesbury, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Amesbury to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

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.