17 days in Sweden Itinerary

17 days in Sweden Itinerary

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17 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15 h
1
Stockholm
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Linkoping
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Visby, Gotland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Halmstad
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Gothenburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Denver

2
nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and Langholmen. Step off the beaten path and head to Monteliusvagen and Royal Armory. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, and take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip planning app .

Denver, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

3
nights
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Swedish Air Force Museum and Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kolmården Zoo and Katthult. Step out of Linkoping to go to Vimmerby and see Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral and make a trip to Bergs slussar.

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Traveling by train from Stockholm to Linkoping takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Linkoping sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Vimmerby, Bergs slussar, Kolmården Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum ©
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum
Linkoping Cathedral
Linkoping Cathedral

3
nights
Visby, Gotland

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Explore hidden gems such as Visby City Wall and Hogklint Naturreservat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gotlands Museum and St. Nicolai Ruin. Take a break from Visby with a short trip to Folhammar in Ljugarn, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, play a few rounds at Visby Golfklubb, explore the fascinating underground world of Lummelundagrottan, and look for gifts at Kranku Te & Kaffe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Visby road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Linkoping to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. September in Visby sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Halmstad.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Folhammar, Visby Golfklubb
Highlights from your plan
Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

3
nights
Halmstad

Halmstad ©
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Step off the beaten path and head to Tylosand Strand and Getteron 1:a vik. Take a break from the city and head to Langasand Strand and Steningekusten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halmstad: Falkenberg (Grimsholmen Nature Reserve & Doktorspromenaden). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand, pause for some photo ops at Kvinnohuvud by Pablo Picasso, get outside with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Nikolai kyrka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Halmstad trip planning site .

You can fly from Visby to Halmstad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In September in Halmstad, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falkenberg, Getteron 1:a vik
Highlights from your plan
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Langasand Strand ©
Langasand Strand
Doktorspromenaden ©
Doktorspromenaden

4
nights
Gothenburg

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.
Tjoloholms Castle and Southern Goteborg Archipelago are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Volvo Museum and Maritiman. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Slottsskogen, steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, don't miss a visit to Kvarnbyn, and admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg route app .

Take a train from Halmstad to Gothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tjoloholms Castle, Kvarnbyn
Highlights from your plan
Volvo Museum ©
Volvo Museum
Tjoloholms Castle ©
Tjoloholms Castle

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