18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
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, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosenborg Castle and Church of Our Saviour. Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Christiansborg Palace are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Denmark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederik's Church, and see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Millesgården are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Skansen and Fotografiska. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, step off the mainland to explore Djurgarden, and explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Stockholm. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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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.
Visiting Oslo Fjord and Bygdøy will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fram Polar Ship Museum and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland-museet, step into the grandiose world of The Royal Palace, examine the collection at Ibsen Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°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 Parks
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, take a stroll through Red Light District, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Oslo to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°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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