11 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

11 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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11 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
End: Oslo, Norway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, make a trip to Stroeget, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) and then laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Skansen, then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Magic Ice Bar Bergen, then steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and then hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. On the next day, explore the activities along Hardanger Fjord.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip planning website .

You can fly from Stockholm to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hardanger Fjord ©
Hardanger Fjord

4
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.
Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, take a tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oslo online route planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in August, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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