8 days in Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Stockholm Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Stockholm Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Stockholm Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The American Book Center, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, then stop by De Kaaskamer, and finally wander the streets of Leidseplein.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, join in the after-dark buzz at National Gallery of Denmark, and then identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Torvehallerne, and then stroll through Bureso.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bureso, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Gallery of Denmark ©
National Gallery of Denmark

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, examine the collection at Skansen, and then hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip builder tool .

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Stockholm. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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