61 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

61 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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61 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
Akirkeby, Denmark
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Aero, Denmark
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Randers, Denmark
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Grimstad, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Klepp Municipality, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Trondheim, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Tromso, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Visby, Sweden
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
12
Vasteras, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Get some cultural insight at Fanefjord Kirke and Kronborg Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Gudmindrup Beach (in Hoejby) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Saviour, stop by Torvehallerne, wander the streets of Nyhavn, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Round Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Akirkeby.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gudmindrup Beach, Fanefjord Church, Bagsvaerd Kirke, Kronborg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
National Gallery of Denmark ©
National Gallery of Denmark
Fanefjord Church ©
Fanefjord Church

3
nights
Akirkeby, Denmark

Akirkeby ©
Popular historic sites such as Aa Kirke and Olsker Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nylars kirke and Hammershus.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akirkeby holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Akirkeby takes 3 hours. January in Akirkeby sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Akirkeby

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gudhjem, Dueodde Beach, Ols Kirke, Hammershus, Bornholm Ceramic Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Aa Kirke ©
Aa Kirke
Hammershus ©
Hammershus
Osterlars Rundkirke ©
Osterlars Rundkirke

3
nights
Aero, Denmark

Aero
You'll explore and learn at Hammerichs Hus • Ærø Museum and Marstal Sofartsmuseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bregninge kirke and Skjoldnæs Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aero travel planner.

Getting from Akirkeby to Aero by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Randers.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Aero Island
Aero Island
Skjoldnaes Fyr ©
Skjoldnaes Fyr

6
nights
Randers, Denmark

Randers ©
Randers is a city in Randers Municipality, Central Denmark Region on the Jutland peninsula. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kunsthaandvaerket and Glenholm Vingård. Get a sense of the local culture at Lodbjerg Kirke and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Explore Randers' surroundings by going to Lodbjerg Lighthouse (in Vestervig), Saltum Kirke (in Saltum), The church of Aars (in Aars), Dronninglund (Dronninglund Kirke & Voergaard Castle), Mariagerfjord Golf (in Hadsund), Aarhus (Den Gamle By, Strandbaren, & more), Blokhus Salt (in Blokhus), Spøttrup Medieval Casttle (in Spoettrup), Porskaer Stenhus (in Knebel), Risskov Church (in Risskov) and Mariager Kirke (in Mariager). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenholm Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Randers custom trip planner.

You can fly from Aero to Randers in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Randers can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to do a combination of to Grimstad.

Things to do in Randers

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aarhus, Tolbol, Dronninglund, Aars Kirke, Saltum Kirke
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:
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Lodbjerg Kirke ©
Lodbjerg Kirke
Lodbjerg Fyr ©
Lodbjerg Fyr
Rosenholm Slot ©
Rosenholm Slot

4
nights
Grimstad, Norway

Grimstad ©
Grimstad is a town and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. Visit Naes Ironworks Museum and Fjære kirke for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Annas Rom and Grimstad's Archipelago. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grimstad: Kristiansand (SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum & Randesund Candle Foundry and Gift Shop) and Hillestad Gallery (in Amli). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Homborsund Lighthouse, examine the collection at Merdogaard Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromoy Church, and kick back and relax at Marivold Recreation Ground.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grimstad tour planner.

Do a combination of from Randers to Grimstad in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to do a combination of to Klepp Municipality.

Things to do in Grimstad

Beaches Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arendal, Kristiansand, Naes Ironworks Museum, Hillestad Gallery, Annas Rom
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
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Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum ©
Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum
Hillestad Gallery ©
Hillestad Gallery

3
nights
Klepp Municipality, Norway

Klepp Municipality ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borestranden Beach and Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vitengarden and The Museum of Aviation History.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Klepp Municipality trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grimstad to Klepp Municipality by combination of takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to do a combination of to Oslo.

Things to do in Klepp Municipality

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Vitengarden, Eigeroy Fyr
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Vitengarden ©
Vitengarden
The Museum of Aviation History ©
The Museum of Aviation History

7
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 Fram Polar Ship Museum and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Visit Halden Canal and Roed Manor for their historical value. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Heddal stave church (in Notodden), Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden), Sosterkirkene (in Gran Municipality) and Roald Amundsen"s Home (in Oppegard Municipality). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, see the interesting displays at The Nobel Peace Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nore Stavkirke, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sagene Church.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of from Klepp Municipality to Oslo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Klepp Municipality in January: high temperatures in Oslo hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Halden, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Roald Amundsens hjem Uranienborg, The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen, Sosterkirkene
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church

6
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nidarosdomen and Vaernes Church. Explore hidden gems such as Thamshavn Railway and Hegra Festning. Explore Trondheim's surroundings by going to Levanger (Galleri Carrie, Falstadsenteret, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen kirke, engage your brain at Vitensenteret i Trondheim, look for gifts at Sirkus Shopping, and explore the world behind art at Trondheim Brukskunstforening.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Trondheim trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Oslo to Trondheim in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trondheim, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Levanger, Stjordal, Thamshavn Railway
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Galleri Fenka ©
Galleri Fenka
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Ringve Museum ©
Ringve Museum

6
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.
Let the collections at Profil Glassdesign and Polaria capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arctic Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Jekta.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Tromso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Trondheim in February, plan for slightly colder days in Tromso, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:
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Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
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 historical perspective at Royal Palace and Uppsala Domkyrka. Head to Ostermalm Saluhall and The Uppsala English Bookshop ABfor plenty of shopping. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Skokloster Castle (in Skokloster), St. Botvids Kyrka (in Oxelosund), Modelljarnvagens Hus (in Alunda), Karnbo Church (in Mariefred), Tureholms Slott (in Trosa), Arlanda Flygsamlingar (in Arlandastad) and Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala & Uppsala universitet Museum Gustavianum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fotografiska, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Hallwyl Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Stockholm takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Stockholm sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala, Skokloster Castle, Modelljarnvagens Hus, Arlanda Flygsamlingar, Drottningholm Palace
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Skokloster Castle ©
Skokloster Castle
Museum Gustavianum ©
Museum Gustavianum

4
nights
Visby, Sweden

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Let the collections at Jernvagsmuseum and Gotlands Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Karin Cathedral Ruins and Visby City Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Visby: Gannarve Skeppssattning (in Klintehamn) and Bungemuséet (in Farosund). There's lots more to do: stop by F & Th Ödins Garveri AB, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, tee off at Visby Golfklubb, and identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Visby travel planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Visby in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car ferry. In February, daytime highs in Visby are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Vasteras.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bungemuseet, Föreningen Gotlandståget, Gannarve Skeppssattning, Ejmunds Farm, Visby Golfklubb
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Floda kyrka and Oljeön i Ängelsberg. Let the collections at Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna and Västerås Flygmuseum capture your imagination. Explore Vasteras' surroundings by going to Orebro Castle (in Orebro), Enkoping (Harkeberga kyrka & Varfrukyrkan), Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (in Arboga), Skoindustrimuseet (in Kumla) and Munktellmuseet (in Eskilstuna). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Kyrkbacken, pause for some serene contemplation at Västerås Cathedral, examine the collection at Västmanlands läns museum, and look for gifts at Erikslund Shopping Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Vasteras vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Visby to Vasteras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vasteras when traveling from Visby in February, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vasteras

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Enkoping, Skoindustrimuseet, Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna, Asby Hem och Tradgard, Floda kyrka
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:
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Floda kyrka ©
Floda kyrka
Munktellmuseet ©
Munktellmuseet
Anundshog ©
Anundshog

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