12 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

12 days in Norway, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
2
Kristiansand, Norway
— Few hours
3
Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Ystad, Sweden
— 2 nights

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 Assistens Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Stroeget, 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 °C and lows of °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
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

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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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Flam.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Nature Wildlife Parks
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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 Rallarvegen. Step off the beaten path and head to Borgund Stave Church and Aurlandsdalen. Get out of town with these interesting Flam side-trips: Gamle Laerdalsoeyri (in Laerdalsoyri) and Skjervsfossen Waterfall (in Granvin). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Undredal Stave Church, steep yourself in history at Otternes Bygdetun, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Flam trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kristiansand to Flam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kristiansand in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Flam: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. 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

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

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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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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

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

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