16 days in Sweden & Copenhagen Itinerary

16 days in Sweden & Copenhagen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Linkoping, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eksjo, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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.
On the 16th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm travel route website.

Montreal, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in August, with highs in Stockholm at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Winter Sports · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Linkoping, Sweden

— 2 nights
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, then gain insight at Flygvapenmuseum, and then see human ingenuity at work at Norsholms sluss, Gota kanal. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, step into the grandiose world of Vadstena Castle, and then examine the collection at Motala Motor Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Linkoping online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Linkoping takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Linkoping are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kalmar, Sweden

— 2 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kalmar County Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Stortorget. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle, let little ones run wild at Stadsparken, and then play a few rounds at Kalmar Golfbana.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kalmar holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Linkoping to Kalmar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eksjo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites · Golf · Museums · Outdoors

Eksjo, Sweden

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Naturreservatet Skurugata & Skuruhatt, examine the collection at Astrid Lindgrens Childhood Home, and then get in on the family fun at Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gamla Stan and then explore the historical opulence of Eksjohovgards Castle.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eksjo travel planner.

You can drive from Kalmar to Eksjo in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Eksjo

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get to know the fascinating history of Haga. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Natureserve Mollungen and then head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Eksjo to Gothenburg in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Nature · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Jaegerborg Dyrehave and Kastrup Sea bath. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted) and Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.