24 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

24 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

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24 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  26 h
2
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Hirtshals, Denmark
— 4 nights
ferry:  10 h 30 min
6
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Copenhagen King's Square, Kronborg, Arken Museum of Modern Art, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. You will leave for Odense on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kronborg, Arken Museum of Modern Art
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Kronborg ©
Kronborg
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid
Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) ©
Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke)

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dyrehave Mollen, Fredens Kirke and Brandts - Museum for art & visual culture. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Fredens Kirke, then admire the masterpieces at Brandts - Museum for art & visual culture, then admire the striking features of Dyrehave Mollen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Odense trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dyrehave Mollen
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Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Dyrehave Mollen ©
Dyrehave Mollen
Fredens Kirke ©
Fredens Kirke

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Vor Frue Kirke.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aarhus holiday planner.

Drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites
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Vor Frue Kirke ©
Vor Frue Kirke

1
night
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus, take an in-depth tour of Lindholm Hoeje Museum, then examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aalborg travel route planner.

Drive from Aarhus to Aalborg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum
Aalborg Zoologiske Have ©
Aalborg Zoologiske Have
Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum ©

4
nights
Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals ©
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grenen and Rabjerg Mile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hirtshals: Rubjerg Knude (in Lokken) and Skagen (Spirbakke Mile Og Sandmilen, Skagens Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr, examine the collection at Victor Petersen's Willumsen Collection at the Manor Odden, meet the residents at Fun Park, and admire the natural beauty at Bangsbo Botaniske Have.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hirtshals trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Aalborg to Hirtshals by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skagen, Frederikshavn, Maarup Kirke, Skallerup Klit Ridecenter, Rubjerg Knude
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Grenen ©
Grenen
Rabjerg Mile ©
Rabjerg Mile
Rubjerg Knude ©
Rubjerg Knude

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lysefjord and Norwegian Petroleum Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stavanger holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hirtshals to Stavanger. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stavanger when traveling from Hirtshals in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rogaland Arboret, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Sognsvann Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at 22 July Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then walk around Ekebergparken, and finally see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stavanger in June: highs in Oslo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Skansen, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Malaren.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Stockholm sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. On the 2nd (Thu), snap pictures at Ölandsbron, then take an in-depth tour of Kalmar County Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalmar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Kalmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Malmo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums Historic Sites
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Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Ölandsbron ©
Ölandsbron

1
night
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Little Square, then admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, then get engrossed in the history at Malmohus castle, and finally walk around Kungsparken.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Malmo trip planner.

Take a train from Kalmar to Malmo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
HSB Turning Torso ©
HSB Turning Torso
Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle

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