30 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

30 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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30 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Helsingborg, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Sola Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Langholmen and The Green Trails. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan). Change things up with a short trip to Fjallnora Friluftsomrade in Uppsala (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, head outdoors with Riddarholmen, examine the collection at Skansen, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

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

New York City, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Stockholm is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Stockholm: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fjallnora Friluftsomrade
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Langholmen ©
Langholmen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

1
night
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 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, then identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

3
nights
Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg ©
A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St. Mary and Kullen Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Skanors havsbad and Hallands Vadero. Get out of town with these interesting Helsingborg side-trips: Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari (in Markaryd), Naturum Kullaberg (in Molle) and Tylosand Strand (in Halmstad). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Groningen and kick back and relax at Tropical Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsingborg vacation website .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Helsingborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsingborg can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari, Hallands Vadero, Naturum Kullaberg, Skanors Havsbad, Kullen Lighthouse
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Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Hallands Vadero ©
Hallands Vadero
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari ©
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Amager Strandpark and Copenhagen ZOO. Popular historic sites such as Rosenborg Castle and Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen visit planner.

Getting from Helsingborg to Copenhagen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Kastellet ©
Kastellet

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Moesgaard Strand and Molslaboratoriet. Visit Old Town in Aarhus and Todbjerg Kirke for their historical value. Step out of Aarhus with an excursion to Kyst- og Fjordcentret in Oersted--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, hike along Brabrandstien, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballehage Strand, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbaren.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus trip planner .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Sola Municipality.

Things to do in Aarhus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Molslaboratoriet, Kyst- og Fjordcentret
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Moesgaard Strand ©
Moesgaard Strand
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus

2
nights
Sola Municipality, Norway

Sola Municipality ©
Step out of the city life by going to Borestranden Beach and Sjobadet Myklebust. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Orre Beach and Halandsvannet. Step out of Sola Municipality to go to Rennesoy Municipality and see Utstein Kloster, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Sola Municipality online tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarhus to Sola Municipality. Traveling from Aarhus in August, expect nights in Sola Municipality to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Sola Municipality

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach, Utstein Kloster, Halandsvannet
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Halandsvannet ©
Halandsvannet

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, don't miss a visit to Flydalsjuvet, take a memorable drive along eMobility Geiranger, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters, and finally make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

Plan a Geiranger trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Sola Municipality to Geiranger with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Geiranger when traveling from Sola Municipality in September, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Tours
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger

1
night
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Uttakleiv Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leknes online travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Geiranger to Leknes in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Geiranger in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Leknes: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lofoten Island, Kvalvika Beach
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island

5
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.
Get outdoors at Oslomarka and Nordmarka. Relax by the water at Ingierstrand Beach and Soerenga Public Pool. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take a peaceful walk through Svartdalsparken, see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Rådhuset.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oslo tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Leknes to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Leknes in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka

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