12 days in Sweden Itinerary

12 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Oland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ahus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Skanor
— 1 night
Drive
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Falsterbo
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsingborg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Halmstad
— 1 night
Drive
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Gothenburg
— 1 day
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Oland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Neptuni Akrar, then head outdoors with Naturum Trollskogen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lyckesand. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fyren Lange Jan, look for all kinds of wild species at Ottenby Naturum, then gain insight at Stiftelsen Capellagården, then snap pictures at Ölandsbron, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Stadsparken.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oland trip website.

Stockholm to Oland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Oland, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ahus.

Things to do in Oland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ahus

— 3 nights
Åhus is the second largest locality in Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 9,423 inhabitants in 2010, but the number triples during the summer due to tourists who come seeking the beaches and nature of the Helgeå and Hanöbukten area. You'll get in some beach time at Tappet havsbad and Knabackshusens strand. Take a break from the city and head to Stenshuvud National Park and Kristianstads Golfbana. Get out of town with these interesting Ahus side-trips: Ales Stenar (in Ystad), Sandhammarens Strand (in Loderup) and S:t Nicolai kyrka (in Simrishamn). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Revhaken Havsbad, sample the fine beverages at Kiviks Musteri, look for gifts at Art In Garden, and explore the world behind art at Ahus Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ahus driving holiday website.

You can drive from Oland to Ahus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Skanor.

Things to do in Ahus

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Skanor

— 1 night
Skanör is a town in Vellinge Municipality and part of the conurbation Skanör med Falsterbo in southwestern Scania, Sweden. On the 10th (Tue), tee off at Ljunghusens Golfbana, kick back and relax at Skanors Havsbad, then tee off at Falsterbo Golfbana, and finally kick back and relax at Kampingestranden.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Skanor road trip planning app.

Drive from Ahus to Skanor in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Falsterbo.

Things to do in Skanor

Outdoors · Golf · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Falsterbo

— 1 day
Falsterbo is a town located at the south-western tip of Sweden in Vellinge Municipality in Skåne. On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Falsterbo Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maklappen.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Falsterbo trip planning site.

Falsterbo is just a short distance from Skanor. In August, daily temperatures in Falsterbo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Falsterbo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Helsingborg

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Strait

A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Soderasens National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Stortorget Helsingborg, enjoy the sand and surf at Tropical Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fria bad, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Trivas pa Raa, then kick back and relax at Kvickbadet Citybeach, and finally steep yourself in history at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsingborg itinerary maker app.

Getting from Falsterbo to Helsingborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsingborg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Halmstad

— 1 night
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. On the 14th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Danska Fall, get outside with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tylosand Strand, then find something for the whole family at Halmstad Aventyrsland, and finally contemplate the long history of Galgberget.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Halmstad holiday planning website.

Drive from Helsingborg to Halmstad in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Halmstad are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Gothenburg

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Saltholmen, then get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and then get curious at Universeum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Halmstad to Gothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.