17 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

17 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

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17 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kalvebod Fælled and Copenhagen ZOO. Rosenborg Castle and Church of Our Saviour will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Denmark, take a stroll through Stroeget, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planning tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Copenhagen is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in May: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Den Gamle By, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then wander the streets of Stroeget, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town in Aarhus. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, take a stroll through Mathilde Fibigers Have, get into the urban bustle at Dokk1, then take a stroll through Vadestedet, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Grisk.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Aarhus

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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus

2
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Head to Fargfabriken and Ostermalm Saluhallfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Aarhus to Stockholm by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen online trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Bergen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in Bergen to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

1
day
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Geiranger online travel route planner .

You can drive from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger 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.
Visit Oslomarka and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Albin Upp Gallery & Art Cafe and Queen Sonja Art Stable. There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Munch Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Oslo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Geiranger, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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