18 days in St. Petersburg & Scandinavia Itinerary

18 days in St. Petersburg & Scandinavia Itinerary

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18 days in St. Petersburg & Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In July, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, enjoy the music at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm road trip site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
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.
Step out of Oslo with an excursion to Hallanderiet in Son--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, have some family-friendly fun at VRden - Ultimate Virtual Reality Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Oslo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for little chillier days in Bergen, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

5
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, stroll around Frederiksberg Have, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

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Traveling by flight from Bergen to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Bergen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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