55 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

55 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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55 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Train + Bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Andalsnes, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Odda, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 45​min
6
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Billund, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Aarhus, Denmark
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Eksjo, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  14​h
End: Indianapolis, United States

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary planning website .

Indianapolis, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Oslo reach 67°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Nature
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka

3
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Get out of town with these interesting Geiranger side-trips: Bergsetbreen (in Jostedal) and Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) (in Stryn). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geiranger trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Geiranger hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bergsetbreen, Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Jostedalsbreen National Park
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Jostedalsbreen National Park ©
Jostedalsbreen National Park

1
night
Andalsnes, Norway

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along Romsdalseggen, cruise along Trollstigen, and then admire the sheer force of Stigfossen Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Andalsnes trip planning tool .

Drive from Geiranger to Andalsnes in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Trollstigen
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen
Stigfossen Waterfall ©
Stigfossen Waterfall

4
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.
Step out of Bergen to go to Norheimsund and see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring at Hardangerfjord. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, make a splash at Iskanten, make a trip to Fish Market, and get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen.

Find out how to plan Bergen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Andalsnes to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Odda.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, VossVind Indoor Skydiving, Iskanten
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Ulriken ©
Ulriken
VossVind Indoor Skydiving ©
VossVind Indoor Skydiving

4
nights
Odda, Norway

Odda ©
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Husedalen Valley (in Kinsarvik), The Monk Steps (in Ullensvang) and Voringsfossen (in Maurset). The adventure continues: make a trip to Trolltunga, explore the striking landscape at Buarbreen, take in the dramatic scenery at Vidfossen Waterfall, and hike along Trolltunga Zippen.

To find photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Odda online tour planner .

Getting from Bergen to Odda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Odda are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Odda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Etne Municipality, Husedalen Valley, The Monk Steps, Voringsfossen
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Voringsfossen ©
Voringsfossen
Trolltunga Zippen ©
Trolltunga Zippen
Buarbreen ©
Buarbreen

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord and then trek along The North Sea Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, explore the striking landscape at Gloppedalsura Rock Fall, and then stroll through Orre Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stavanger day trip planning site .

Getting from Odda to Stavanger by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orre Beach, Gloppedalsura Rock Fall, The North Sea Road
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

2
nights
Forsand Municipality, Norway

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Gloppedalsura Scree and then take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the mystery of Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Forsand Municipality sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gloppedalsura Scree, Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Kjerag ©
Kjerag

1
night
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a splash at Lalandia and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Billund travel planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Forsand Municipality to Billund. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks
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LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Lalandia ©
Lalandia

6
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.
Step out of Aarhus with an excursion to Djurs Sommerland in Nimtofte--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town in Aarhus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Billund to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Djurs Sommerland, Escape Denmark
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Escape Denmark ©
Escape Denmark
Ega Engso ©
Ega Engso
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso

3
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.
Explore Odense's surroundings by going to Vor Frue Kirke (in Nyborg), Borreby Mose (in Skaelskoer) and Fredericia (Trinitatis Church & Madsby Parken). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vedsted So, and get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Odense trip planner.

Drive from Aarhus to Odense in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericia, Haderslev, Vor Frue Kirke, Borreby Mose
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Odense ZOO ©
Odense ZOO
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg ©
Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, wander the streets of Stroeget, try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip app .

Traveling by train from Odense to Copenhagen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

5
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono), Roro naturreservat (in Ockero) and Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, explore the striking landscape at King's Cliff, and engage your brain at Universeum.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg holiday maker.

Fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eksjo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fjallbacka, Trollhätte Canal, Fishing Charters & Tours, Tjurpannans Naturreservat, Roro naturreservat
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga

1
night
Eksjo, Sweden

Eksjo ©
Eksjö is a locality and the seat of Eksjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 9,701 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryThe city of Eksjö most likely appeared sometime in the Middle Ages when it was the centre for the thing, a regional council. On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Gamla Stan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Eksjo driving holiday tool .

Getting from Gothenburg to Eksjo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gothenburg in August since evenings lows in Eksjo dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.
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Gamla Stan ©
Gamla Stan

7
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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

Traveling by car from Eksjo to Stockholm takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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