57 days in Burundi, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

57 days in Burundi, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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57 days in Burundi, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg, Sweden
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rutana Province, Burundi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Odense, Denmark
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Aalborg, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Skagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
8
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
9
Trondheim, Norway
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
10
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Gothenburg, Sweden

1
day
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bujumbura road trip website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bujumbura is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Bujumbura is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Bujumbura at 34°C and lows at 23°C. You'll set off for Rutana Province on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

1
night
Rutana Province, Burundi

Rutana Province
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rutana Province travel planner .

You can drive from Bujumbura to Rutana Province in 3.5 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toCopenhagen.

Things to do in Rutana Province

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Roskilde Cathedral and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. Get some historical perspective at Assistens Cemetery and St. Alban's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge), Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The David Collection, see the interesting displays at The Open Air Museum, experience the excitement of Experimentarium, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fanefjord Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rutana Province to Copenhagen. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rutana Province to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Experimentarium, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Roskilde Domkirke, The Karen Blixen Museum, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
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Assistens Cemetery ©
Assistens Cemetery
Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint

6
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.
Visit Egeskov Castle and Bregninge Kirkebakke for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Funen Village and Holckenhavn Slot. Change things up with these side-trips from Odense: Faaborg (Svanninge Bjerge, Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling, & more), Vor Frue Kirke (in Nyborg) and Assens (Strojer Samlingen & Church of Our Lady). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Danish Railway Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lindeskov langdysse, step into the grandiose world of Erholm Gods, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jorgen's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Odense visit planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Odense by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Odense, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Faaborg, Svendborg, Nyborg, Assens, Kerteminde
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:
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The Danish Railway Museum ©
The Danish Railway Museum
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle
The Funen Village ©
The Funen Village

5
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 some cultural insight at Koldinghus and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Appreciate the collections at Kyst- og Fjordcentret and Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Kalo Slotsruin (in Roende), Faengslet (in Horsens) and Djurs Sommerland (in Nimtofte). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, appreciate the history behind Fregatten Jylland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fredenskirken, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Aarhus tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Odense to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aarhus are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hornslet, Auning, Djurs Sommerland, Koldinghus, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Faengslet ©
Faengslet
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rubjerg Knude and Lindholm Hoeje Museum. You'll explore and learn at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm and Kirsten Kjaer Museum. Explore Aalborg's surroundings by going to Blokhus (Faarup Sommerland & Blokhus Salt), Galleri Dorte Visby Og Dorte Visby Keramik (in Lonstrup) and Gaarden Klitmoller (in Klitmoeller). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dyrehaven, take in the exciting artwork at ES Lys & design, and meet the residents at Aalborg Zoologiske Have.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Aalborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Skagen.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Frederikshavn, Blokhus, Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, ES Lys & design, Gaarden Klitmoller
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude
Bunkermuseum Hanstholm ©
Bunkermuseum Hanstholm
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum

4
nights
Skagen, Denmark

Skagen ©
Skagen is Denmark's northernmost town and the area surrounding it. Skagens Museum and Galleri Bo will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naturhistorisk Museum - Skagen Naturcenter and Hulsig Kirke. Venture out of the city with trips to Benedikte Smykker & Galleri (in Tversted) and Hirtshals (Hirtshals Fyr & Nordsoen Oceanarium). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Grenen Skagen, see the interesting displays at J. F. Willumsen Samling, identify plant and animal life at Spirbakke Mile Og Sandmilen, and cruise along Rabjerg Mile.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Skagen trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Aalborg to Skagen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Skagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Skagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hirtshals, Victor Petersen's Willumsen Collection at the Manor Odden, Benedikte Smykker & Galleri
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Rabjerg Mile ©
Rabjerg Mile
Anchers Hus ©
Anchers Hus
Hirtshals Fyr ©
Hirtshals Fyr

2
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norwegian Fjord Centre and Peer Gynt Galleriet. Visit Geiranger Church and Sunnylven Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, and look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Geiranger trip planner .

You can drive from Skagen to Geiranger in 14 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Skagen in August, Geiranger is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hellesylt
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre
Geiranger Church ©
Geiranger Church
Peer Gynt Galleriet ©
Peer Gynt Galleriet

5
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kristiansten Fortress and Bakklandet Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum and Munkholmen batteri. Venture out of the city with trips to Levanger (Falstadsenteret & Galleri Fenka), Frosta (Tautra Klosterruiner, Mariaklosteret, & more) and Orkla Industry Museum (in Meldal). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rockheim, take in the views from Old Town Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Nidarosdomen, and shop like a local with YellowKorner.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Trondheim travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Trondheim by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Trondheim can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Frosta, Levanger, Orkla Industry Museum
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bakklandet ©
Bakklandet
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Rockheim ©
Rockheim

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tromso Museum and Perspektivet Museum. Let the collections at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fjellheisen Tromso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Catholic Church, take in the exciting artwork at Lone Slydahl, and take a memorable drive along The Arctic Drive - Day Tours.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tromso travel tool .

You can fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Trondheim in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Tromso, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum) and Astrup Fearnley Museet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Norwegian Museum of Technology. Get out of town with these interesting Oslo side-trips: Horten (Local Historical Centre & Borrehaugene), Marienlyst Stadion (in Drammen) and Norwegian Mining Museum (in Kongsberg). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bygdøy, see the interesting displays at Oscarsborg Fortress, contemplate the long history of Drobak, and don't miss a visit to Ostbanehallen.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Oslo day trip app .

You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horten, Hvitstenstranda Beach, Norwegian Mining Museum, Marienlyst Stadion, Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Armed Forces Museum ©
Armed Forces Museum
Norwegian Mining Museum ©
Norwegian Mining Museum
Oscarsborg Fortress ©
Oscarsborg 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Get some historical perspective at Leprosy Museum and Lysoen and Ole Bull's Villa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bergen: The Art Centre Kabuso (in Oystese), Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and Rosendal (Baroniet Rosendal & Artgallery G Guddal). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and shop like a local with KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen driving holiday website .

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in September, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rosendal, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen ©
Lysoen and Ole Bull's Villa ©
Lysoen and Ole Bull's Villa
Leprosy Museum ©
Leprosy Museum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. Let the collections at Utstein Kloster and Stavanger Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Stavanger to go to Bryne and see Vitengarden, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Flor & Fjære, wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogaland Arboret, and pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger day trip planning site .

Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Stavanger are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vitengarden, Rogaland Arboret, Utstein Kloster
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate
Stavanger Maritime Museum ©
Stavanger Maritime Museum
Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret

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