18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  17 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  16 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

4
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 historical perspective at Nyhavn and Christiansborg Slot. National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, visit Stroeget, and get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace. You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. The adventure continues: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stockholm, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum

4
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 the city life by going to Bygdøy and Oslofjord. Get a sense of the local culture at Vigeland Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in April, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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