46 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

46 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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46 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Alta, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Longyearbyen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Stavanger, Norway
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
10
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sodermalm and Langholmen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uppsala Domkyrka and Storkyrkan. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

Start your trip to Stockholm by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Bangkok, Thailand to Stockholm is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, things will get colder in Stockholm: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala Domkyrka, Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Silverfallet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Mount Njulla and then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Abisko trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Abisko by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Stockholm, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abisko, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silverfallet
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Mount Njulla ©
Mount Njulla

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum. Head to Aker Brygge and Villa Stenersenfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and explore the activities along Bygdøy.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Abisko to Oslo with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Abisko in April: highs in Oslo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

1
night
Alta, Norway

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alta trip website .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Alta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in May: highs in Alta hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tromso Fjords and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. For shopping fun, head to Galleri Nord or Art Ika. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tromso attractions planner.

Fly from Alta to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Speed Boats Tours
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

3
nights
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen ©
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Step off the beaten path and head to Svalbard Museum and North Pole Expedition Museum. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ingenior G. Paulsen. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and pause for some serene contemplation at Svalbard Kirke.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Longyearbyen trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Tromso to Longyearbyen by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Tromso in May, things will get slightly colder in Longyearbyen: highs are around 0°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum
Safaris
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum

1
night
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Galleri2, then take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus, then admire the majestic nature at Haukland Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lofoten Island.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Leknes travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Longyearbyen to Leknes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, Leknes is somewhat warmer than Longyearbyen - with highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sareptas Hus, Lofoten Island, Galleri2
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Sareptas Hus ©
Sareptas Hus

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Take a break from the city and head to Ulriken and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Hardangerfjord. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leprosy Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with DMG GALLERY.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bergen journey maker website .

You can fly from Leknes to Bergen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Leknes in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bergen, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

4
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Head to Touscene and Galleri Gannfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Sola Strand and Sjobadet Myklebust. Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Orre Beach (in Orre), Dalsnuten (in Sandnes) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, have fun and explore at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, and engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Stavanger journey builder site .

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Orre Beach, Sande Beach, Borestranden Beach, Sjobadet Myklebust
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moesgaard Museum and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Koldinghus and Old Town in Aarhus. Change things up with a short trip to Egeskov Castle in Odense (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Dokk1, tee off at Aarhus Golf Club, explore the different monuments and memorials at Viby Kirke, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus day trip planning tool .

Getting from Stavanger to Aarhus by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koldinghus, Egeskov Castle
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Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Head to Torvehallerne and Galleri A. Langfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Galleri ArtDoor (in Holbaek) and Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Assistens Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen vacation maker website .

You can drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Mons Klint, Galleri ArtDoor
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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