57 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Eksjo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
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Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway — 6 nights

Tiger City

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo online itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Oslo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Oslo, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Oslo are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are cooler (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Bergen is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, make a trip to Festplassen, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Ludvig Holberg Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bergen road trip planning site.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in December since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Aarhus.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Aarhus, Denmark — 5 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Aarhus is known for museums, childrens museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden, make a trip to Latin Quarter, and look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aarhus trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Aarhus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aero.
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Aero, Denmark — 3 nights

Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Aero is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of AEroskobing Torv, tee off at Aero Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Marstal Kirke.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aero online route planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Aero in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Malmo.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Malmo, Sweden — 5 nights

Sweden's Berlin

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malmo: Jaravallens friluftsomrade (in Loddekopinge), Absolut Home (in Ahus) and Helsingborg (Helsingborgs Bryggeri, Church of St. Mary, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Stortorget, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alnarpsparken.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Malmo tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Aero to Malmo in 4 hours. In December in Malmo, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 7 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Christiania, and get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gothenburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 12:

Gothenburg, Sweden — 5 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Boras (Kypegardens walking trail & Hemsokt Museum). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Liseberg Amusement Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ramberget och Keillers Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), and admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, Gothenburg is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eksjo.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Eksjo, Sweden — 1 night

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 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Gamla Stan.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eksjo online travel route planner.

Drive from Gothenburg to Eksjo in 2.5 hours. January in Eksjo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalmar.
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Kalmar, Sweden — 5 nights

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Change things up with a short trip to Borgholms Kallbadhus in Borgholm (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Klackeberga Kyrka, steep yourself in history at Stortorget, and take in the views from Ölandsbron.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalmar tour planner.

Traveling by car from Eksjo to Kalmar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Stockholm.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

Stockholm, Sweden — 7 nights

Beauty by the Water

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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, and get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Stockholm takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Stockholm are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Abisko.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:

Abisko, Sweden — 2 nights

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then capture your vacation like a pro with Lights Over Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abisko trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Abisko by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Abisko are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tromso.
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Parks · Nature · Tours
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Tromso, Norway — 6 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tromso road trip planning website.

Drive from Abisko to Tromso in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tromso are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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