12 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

12 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Kristiansand, Norway
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h
4
Ystad, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  13 h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Grabrodretorv. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alban's Church, and explore the galleries of Amalienborg.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than Zurich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave

few
hours
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Jegersberg HIking Trail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kristiansand trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copenhagen to Kristiansand. July in Kristiansand sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Flam.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Wildlife Nature
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3
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Get outdoors at Bordalsgjelet and Aurlandsdalen. Step off the beaten path and head to Borgund Stave Church and Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. When in Flam, make a side trip to see Skjervsfossen Waterfall in Granvin, approximately Granvin away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Undredal Stave Church, grab your bike and head to Rallarvegen, contemplate the long history of Otternes Bygdetun, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Flam travel route planner.

You can fly from Kristiansand to Flam in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kristiansand in July: highs in Flam hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ystad.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Laerdalsoyri, Aurland Municipality, Aurlandsdalen, Undredal Stave Church, Skjervsfossen Waterfall
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Rallarvegen ©
Rallarvegen
Undredal Stave Church ©
Undredal Stave Church
Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen

2
nights
Ystad, Sweden

Ystad ©
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 13th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stenshuvud National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Forsakar Nature Reserve, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Dalby Heligkors Kyrka, and then explore the historical opulence of Torup Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ystad sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flam to Ystad. When traveling from Flam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ystad, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ystad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forsakar Nature Reserve, Dalby Heligkors Kyrka, Torup Castle, Stenshuvud National Park
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Stenshuvud National Park ©
Stenshuvud National Park
Torup Castle ©
Torup Castle
Dalby Heligkors Kyrka ©
Dalby Heligkors Kyrka

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