50 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

50 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 6 nights
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
4
Odense, Denmark
— 4 nights
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 7 nights
6
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
7
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
8
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uppsala Domkyrka and Medeltidsmuseet. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Gamla Uppsala in Uppsala--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, examine the collection at Skansen, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Stockholm at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

6
nights
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.
Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Aeroseum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tjoloholms Castle and Volvo Museum. Take a break from Gothenburg with a short trip to Tylosand Strand in Halmstad, about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park, contemplate the waterfront views at Delsjon, stroll around Slottsskogen, and have fun and explore at Universeum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg driving holiday site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tjoloholms Castle, Tylosand Strand
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Tjoloholms Castle ©
Tjoloholms Castle
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand

7
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Viking Ship Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Roskilde Domkirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Mons Klint (in Moen). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle, Mons Klint
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ribe Vikinge Center and Trapholt. Koldinghus and Ribe Domkirke will appeal to history buffs. When in Odense, make a side trip to see Vor Frue Kirke in Nyborg, approximately Nyborg away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Danish Railway Museum, examine the collection at The Funen Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Odense Cathedral - Sct. Knuds Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Odense online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolding, Esbjerg, Vor Frue Kirke
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Ribe Vikinge Center ©
Ribe Vikinge Center
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Vor Frue Kirke are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and LEGO House will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Randers Regnskov (in Randers), Faengslet (in Horsens) and LEGOLAND Billund (in Billund). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elev Kirke, get engrossed in the history at Aarhus Vikingemuseet, and explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip maker app.

Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Billund, Randers Regnskov, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Faengslet
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Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
LEGO House ©
LEGO House

7
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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.
Visit Oslomarka and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Nordmarka and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. The adventure continues: engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, stroll through Bygdøy, and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo holiday planner.

Fly from Aarhus to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Aarhus in January since evenings lows in Oslo dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ulriken and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Attractions like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and KODE Art Museums of Bergen make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's still lots to do: stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, examine the collection at Museum Lepramuseet, get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bergen trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bergen when traveling from Oslo in January, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Tromso.

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
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

4
nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet. Family-friendly places like Northern Norwegian Science Center and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, and admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tromso trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Bergen to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in January, things will get a bit cooler in Tromso: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Speed Boats Tours
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center

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