44 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

44 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 6 nights
3
Randers, Denmark
— 4 nights
4
Grimstad, Norway
— 3 nights
5
Klepp Municipality, Norway
— 3 nights
6
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
7
Tromso, Norway
— 5 nights
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
9
Vasteras, Sweden
— 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Open Air Museum and Visit Carlsberg Brand Store. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fanefjord Church and Christiansborg Slot. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, take a stroll through Stroeget, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen vacation planner.

Santiago, Chile to Copenhagen is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In December in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Fanefjord Church, Kronborg, Frederiksborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
The Open Air Museum ©
The Open Air Museum
Fanefjord Church ©
Fanefjord Church

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Faaborg Museum and Den Gamle Gaard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Egeskov Castle and Thuro Kirke. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odense: Erholm Gods (in Aarup), Strojer Samlingen (in Assens) and Holckenhavn Slot (in Nyborg). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerteminde Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Horne Rundkirke Og Mausoleum, brush up on your military savvy at Odense Bunker Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Elsographical Museum of Drejet.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Odense road trip planning website.

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 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Randers.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Faaborg, Svendborg, Funen and Islands, Erholm Gods, Strojer Samlingen
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Holckenhavn Slot ©
Holckenhavn Slot
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle

4
nights
Randers, Denmark

Randers ©
Randers is a city in Randers Municipality, Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Green Museum and Den Gamle By. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porskaer Stenhus and Saltum Kirke. Get out of town with these interesting Randers side-trips: Dronninglund Kirke (in Dronninglund), Tolbol (Lodbjerg Kirke & Lodbjerg Fyr) and Jetsmark Kirke (in Pandrup). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mariager Klosterkirke, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, stop by Kunsthaandvaerket, and engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Randers day trip app.

Traveling by car from Odense to Randers takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Randers, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Grimstad.

Things to do in Randers

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aarhus, Tolbol, Kunsthaandvaerket, Saltum Kirke, The Green Museum
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Lodbjerg Fyr ©
Lodbjerg Fyr
Lodbjerg Kirke ©
Lodbjerg Kirke

3
nights
Grimstad, Norway

Grimstad ©
Grimstad is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. You'll explore and learn at SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum and Naes Ironworks Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Grimstad's Archipelago and Marivold Recreation Ground. Venture out of the city with trips to Arendal (Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum & Tromoy Church). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Homborsund Lighthouse and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grimstad trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Randers to Grimstad takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Randers in December, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Grimstad. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Klepp Municipality.

Things to do in Grimstad

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Arendal, Naes Ironworks Museum, SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum
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Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum ©
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse

3
nights
Klepp Municipality, Norway

Klepp Municipality ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Borestranden Beach, then contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, and then get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vitengarden, kick back and relax at Orre Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Klepp Municipality trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Grimstad to Klepp Municipality takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grimstad in December, Klepp Municipality is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Klepp Municipality

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Stavanger, The Museum of Aviation History, Vitengarden
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Vitengarden ©
Vitengarden

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ibsen Museum and The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nore Stavkirke and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oslo: Sosterkirkene (in Gran Municipality) and Norefjell Skiresort (in Noresund). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Bygdøy, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oslo tour builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Klepp Municipality to Oslo. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Klepp Municipality in December, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sosterkirkene, The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen, Nore Stavkirke, Norefjell Skiresort
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
The Ibsen Museum ©
The Ibsen Museum

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Northern Norwegian Science Center and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Profil Glassdesign will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, watch a film at Verdensteatret Kino, meet the residents at Polaria, and see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tromso trip builder tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Shopping · Tours
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Profil Glassdesign ©
Profil Glassdesign
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uppsala Domkyrka and Monteliusvagen. Get outdoors at Sodermalm and Langholmen. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Arlanda Flygsamlingar (in Arlandastad), Modelljarnvagens Hus (in Alunda) and Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum & Gamla Uppsala). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In January in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vasteras.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Uppsala, Arlanda Flygsamlingar, Modelljarnvagens Hus, Drottningholm Palace
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Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala

5
nights
Vasteras, Sweden

Vasteras ©
Västerås is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100km west of Stockholm. Step off the beaten path and head to Munktellmuseet and Vasteras Cathedral. Anundshog and Floda kyrka will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vasteras: Verket (in Avesta), Harkeberga kyrka (in Enkoping) and Oljeon (in Angelsberg). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vallby Open Air Museum, see the interesting displays at Vastmanlands lans museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan, and explore the historical opulence of Orebro Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vasteras trip planning website.

Getting from Stockholm to Vasteras by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vasteras can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vasteras

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan, Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna, Floda kyrka, Orebro Castle, Verket
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Oljeon ©
Oljeon
Munktellmuseet ©
Munktellmuseet
Anundshog ©
Anundshog

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