18 days in St. Petersburg & Scandinavia Itinerary

18 days in St. Petersburg & Scandinavia Itinerary

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, and get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect St. Petersburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time 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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on 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, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, examine the collection at Skansen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rosendals Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Stockholm itinerary planning tool.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. 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 Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

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. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stockholm in July since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, get a taste of the local shopping with DMG GALLERY, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Nyhavn, stop by Stroeget, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip app.

Fly from Bergen to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bergen in July: highs in Copenhagen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 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
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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