15 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

15 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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15 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Aspen, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Aspen, 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulriken and Hardangerfjord. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip site .

Aspen, USA to Bergen is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. When traveling from Aspen in May, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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Ulriken ©
Ulriken
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bygdøy, then brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, and then examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, then admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and then explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip maker tool .

Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, then examine the collection at Volvo Museum, and finally head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), then get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and then see the interesting displays at Maritiman.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg travel tool .

You can drive from Oslo to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in May since evenings lows in Gothenburg dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum
Maritiman ©
Maritiman

3
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.
Let the collections at Viking Ship Museum and The David Collection capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frederiksborg Castle and Geo Center Mons Klint. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Roskilde to see Roskilde Domkirke about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the collection at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), and take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Mons Klint, Frederiksborg Castle, Geo Center Mons Klint
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Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Swedish History Museum and Storkyrkan. Family-friendly places like Kolmården Zoo and Moderna Museet - Stockholm will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Sala Silvergruva (in Sala) and Uppsala Domkyrka (in Uppsala). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, get great views at Fjallgatan, and step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stockholm sightseeing planning tool .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Uppsala Domkyrka, Kolmården Zoo, Sala Silvergruva
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Sala Silvergruva ©
Sala Silvergruva
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo

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