46 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

46 days in Sweden, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Alta, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Longyearbyen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Stavanger, Norway
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
10
Aarhus, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uppsala Domkyrka and Storkyrkan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fargfabriken and Ostermalm Saluhall. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of The Swedish History Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Stockholm is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Stockholm at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala Domkyrka, Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Silverfallet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Mount Njulla and then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Abisko trip builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Stockholm to Abisko in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. While traveling from Stockholm, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Abisko, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Silverfallet
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Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Mount Njulla ©
Mount Njulla

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 Bygdøy and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). You'll explore and learn at Vigeland Museum and Fram Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and take in the exciting artwork at Utopia Retro Modern - Utopia Workshop AS.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Abisko to Oslo with the Route module. Traveling from Abisko in April, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

1
night
Alta, Norway

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alta online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Alta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alta, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
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 Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and Speed Boats Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleri Nord and Lone Slydahl. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Ika, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

Before you visit Tromso, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alta to Tromso by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Tromso, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
Speed Boats Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

3
nights
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen ©
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Ingenior G. Paulsen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Svalbard Museum and Svalbard Kirke. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour and see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen online itinerary planner.

Fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tromso in May: high temperatures in Longyearbyen hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum
Safaris
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum

1
night
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): shop like a local with Galleri2, take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus, then kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lofoten Island.

Plan my trip to Leknes with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Longyearbyen to Leknes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Longyearbyen in May, with highs in Leknes at 10°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Galleri2, Sareptas Hus, Lofoten Island
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Sareptas Hus ©
Sareptas Hus

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ulriken and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Leprosy Museum. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, get a taste of the local shopping with Gunvor Handmade Illustration, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Leknes to Bergen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Leknes in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bergen, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

4
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.
Head to Touscene and Galleri Gannfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Dalsnuten and Orre Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Borestranden Beach in Kleppe (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sande Beach, visit Ovre Holmegate, and explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stavanger trip planner.

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Sande Beach, Orre Beach, Sjobadet Myklebust, Borestranden Beach
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Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord

4
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.
Let the collections at Moesgaard Museum and Koldinghus capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Moesgaard Strand and Strandbaren. Take a break from Aarhus with a short trip to Egeskov Castle in Odense, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town in Aarhus, tee off at Aarhus Golf Club, and view the masterpieces at Grisk.

Planning Aarhus trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Stavanger to Aarhus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koldinghus, Egeskov Castle
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Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus

8
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.
Let the collections at Viking Ship Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke). Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Mons Klint (in Moen), Galleri ArtDoor (in Holbaek) and Roskilde Domkirke (in Roskilde). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Stroeget, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, take a stroll through Christiania, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Visit Carlsberg Brand Store.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Mons Klint, Galleri ArtDoor
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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