27 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

27 days in Denmark, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hillerod, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Helsingoer, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
car:  11 h
7
Kristiansand, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
car:  3 h 30 min
9
Alesund, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
10
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
12
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Stevns Klint, then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mons Klint, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Aleksander Nevsky Church.

Make your Copenhagen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get little chillier in Copenhagen: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hillerod.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mons Klint, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Stevns Klint
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint

1
night
Hillerod, Denmark

Hillerod ©
On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to The Vedbaek Finds, then make a trip to Det Nationalhistoriske Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, and finally explore the historical opulence of Frederiksborg slotshave.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hillerod day trip planner.

Take a train from Copenhagen to Hillerod in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Hillerod, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Hillerod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Vedbaek Finds
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Frederiksborg slotshave ©
Frederiksborg slotshave
Det Nationalhistoriske Museum ©
Det Nationalhistoriske Museum

1
night
Helsingoer, Denmark

Helsingoer ©
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
On the 15th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Marienlyst Palace and Park, take a leisurely stroll along Helsingor Havn, pause for some photo ops at Holger Danske, pause for some photo ops at Herakles og Hydraen, then take an in-depth tour of Helsingoer Vaerftsmuseum, and finally pause for some photo ops at HE - Nordsjaellands Small Havherre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsingoer travel planner.

Helsingoer is just a stone's throw from Hillerod. June in Helsingoer sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Museums Historic Sites
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Helsingor Havn ©
Helsingor Havn
Holger Danske ©
Holger Danske
Herakles og Hydraen ©
Herakles og Hydraen

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sct. Albani Church, see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, get engrossed in the history at The Time Collection, get a new perspective on nature at Naturama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bregninge Kirkebakke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Brandts - Museum for art & visual culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke, step into the grandiose world of Holckenhavn Slot, then step into the grandiose world of Broholm Castle, and finally stroll the grounds of Lindeskov langdysse.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Odense trip maker website.

You can drive from Helsingoer to Odense in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nyborg, Svendborg
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Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle
Holckenhavn Slot ©
Holckenhavn Slot

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Faengslet and Viborg Domkirke. Let the collections at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Den Gamle By capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum (in Auning), Kalo Slotsruin (in Roende) and Skovby Kirke (in Skovby). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, learn more about the world around you at Naturhistorisk Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Moesgard Forrest, and get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aarhus online trip builder.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aarhus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Viborg, Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum, Faengslet, Kalo Slotsruin, Skovby Kirke
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Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses
Faengslet ©
Faengslet
Viborg Domkirke ©
Viborg Domkirke

2
nights
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus, step into the grandiose world of Aalborghus Castle, steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Voergaard Slot, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saeby Kirke, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dronninglund Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Ghost, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady, take in the spiritual surroundings of Budolfi Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hasseris Kirke, and finally examine the collection at Godthaab Hammervaerk.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aalborg online trip maker.

Drive from Aarhus to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dronninglund, Saeby Kirke
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Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum
Godthaab Hammervaerk ©
Godthaab Hammervaerk
Dronninglund Kirke ©
Dronninglund Kirke

2
nights
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Naes Ironworks Museum and The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad. Take a break from the city and head to Fevik via Hasseltangen and Jegersberg HIking Trail. Explore Kristiansand's surroundings by going to Grimstad (Homborsund Lighthouse & Fjaere Kirke) and Trinity Church (in Arendal). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder, pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ansgarkapellet, and get engrossed in the history at Gimle Gard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kristiansand tour itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aalborg to Kristiansand. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grimstad, Naes Ironworks Museum, Trinity Church
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Ansgarkapellet ©
Ansgarkapellet
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad ©
The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse

3
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 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, examine the collection at Theta Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kristiansand to Bergen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kristiansand in June: highs in Bergen hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen ©
Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

3
nights
Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Tueneset and Hessabana. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Saudehornet, see the interesting displays at Ishavsmuseet Aarvak, then visit a coastal fixture at Alnes Lighthouse, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bergen to Alesund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Alesund are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Ishavsmuseet Aarvak, Saudehornet
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Alnes Lighthouse ©
Alnes Lighthouse
Sunnmoere Museum ©
Sunnmoere Museum
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak ©
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak

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.
Viking Ship Museum and Oslomarka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Oscarsborg Fortress. Take a break from Oslo with a short trip to Kjosterudjuvet in Drammen, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oslo travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alesund to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alesund in July, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kjosterudjuvet
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, then wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church). On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Gripsholm Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm online trip maker.

Fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malmo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gripsholm Castle
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Lund Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Klosterkyrkan, then see the interesting displays at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, then step into the grandiose world of Malmohus castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Torup Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Malmo holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Malmo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Malmo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lund, Torup Castle
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Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Torup Castle ©
Torup Castle

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