17 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

17 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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17 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
ferry:  18 h
6
Hirtshals, Denmark
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Junibacken, Stortorget, Storkyrkan, and other attractions you added. You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary app .

Seattle, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Stockholm. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 51°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saluhallen, Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), Volvo Museum, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, look for gifts at Saluhallen, then admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then examine the collection at Volvo Museum, and finally engage your brain at Universeum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg road trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Volvo factory tour
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Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum

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.
You've added Frogner Park, Rådhuset, Mathallen Oslo, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oslo visit website .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Gothenburg in October, with lows around 35°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Shopping Nightlife
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Rådhuset ©
Rådhuset

1
night
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.
You've added Undredal Stave Church, Viking Valley (Njardarheimr), Brekkefossen, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Borgund Stave Church and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Flam trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Flam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in October, plan for slightly colder days in Flam, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naeroyfjord, Viking Valley (Njardarheimr), Stegastein Lookout, Otternes Bygdetun, Borgund Stave Church
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Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen

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've added Bergenhus Fortress, Fish Market, Bryggens Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bergen trip maker site .

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, Bergen is somewhat warmer than Flam - with highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

1
day
Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals ©
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. You've added Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, LEGO House, Aarhus Domkirke, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Rubjerg Knude, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien, then examine the collection at Den Gamle By, then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally walk around Marselisborg Deer Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hirtshals road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bergen to Hirtshals with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Hirtshals can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aarhus, LEGO House, Rubjerg Knude, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
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Marselisborg Deer Park ©
Marselisborg Deer Park
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

1
night
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.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odense journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Hirtshals to Odense takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Odense are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums
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H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House

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.
You've added Jakriborg, Stortorget, Tivoli Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kronborg and then explore the historical opulence of Frederiksborg Castle. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to Changing of her Majesty's guard at Amalienborg Castle, make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), don't miss a visit to Radhuspladsen, then make a trip to Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stortorget, Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg, Jakriborg
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Kronborg ©
Kronborg

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fish Church as well as Avenyn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg road trip planning website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fish Church ©
Fish Church
Avenyn ©
Avenyn

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