22 days in Denmark, Southern Norway & Sweden Itinerary

22 days in Denmark, Southern Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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22 days in Denmark, Southern Norway & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Billund, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kristiansand, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rome, Italy

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).
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Syvaarssoeen.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Billund trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Billund is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get slightly colder in Billund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

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LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aarslev Engso and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Helligaandskirken and Aarhus Domkirke. Change things up with a short trip to Djurs Sommerland in Nimtofte (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Den Gamle By, pause for some serene contemplation at Lystrup Kirke, kick back and relax at Strandbaren, and engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aarhus route planner .

You can drive from Billund to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Aarhus

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Djurs Sommerland
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Moesgaard Museum ©
Moesgaard Museum

1
night
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kristiansand trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Aarhus to Kristiansand in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

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Baneheia ©
Baneheia

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.
Get outdoors at Kalvebod Fælled and Copenhagen Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Denmark and Nyhavn. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, admire the striking features of Kastellet, and make a trip to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kristiansand to Copenhagen. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Haga, then step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and then look for gifts at Fish Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan). Get some cultural insight at Fotografiska and Skansen. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, head off the coast to Langholmen, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip tool .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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