15 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

15 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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15 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
End: Stockholm, Sweden

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night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, then explore the galleries of Royal Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm driving holiday tool .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalmar.

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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Riddarholmen Church ©
Riddarholmen Church

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Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalmar itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Kalmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel ©
Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden and then step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip app .

You can take a train from Kalmar to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park

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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 some cultural insight at Viking Ship Museum and Oslomarka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, wander the streets of Karl Johans gate, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gothenburg in July, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take in the waterfront at Fish Market, then stop by Susan Fosse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bergen holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 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 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a stroll through Stroeget, contemplate the long history of Old Town in Aarhus, then take a stroll through Vadestedet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, admire the landmark architecture of Viby Kirke, then get into the urban bustle at Dokk1, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, and finally wander the streets of Mathilde Fibigers Have.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Bergen to Aarhus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bergen in July: highs in Aarhus hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, and finally stop by Christiania. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen tour builder website .

Drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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