17 days in Sweden Itinerary

17 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Gothenburg
— 2 nights
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Halmstad
— 1 night
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Lund
— 3 nights
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Kalmar
— 2 nights
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Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
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Linkoping
— 2 nights
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Stockholm
— 3 nights

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Skansen Kronan and Carlstens Fastning. Family-friendly places like Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen) and Volvo Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Gothenburg to go to Marstrand and see Marstrand, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Maritiman, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), get your game on at Teamtastic Goteborg, and step into the grandiose world of Bohus Fastning.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Gothenburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gothenburg is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan
Carlstens Fastning ©
Carlstens Fastning
Bohus Fastning ©
Bohus Fastning

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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. On the 31st (Fri), play a few rounds at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand, stroll through Tylosand Strand, then pause for some serene contemplation at S:t Olofs kapell, then steep yourself in history at Galgberget, and finally get outside with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Halmstad day trip website.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Lund.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Beaches

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Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Galgberget ©
Galgberget
S:t Olofs kapell ©
S:t Olofs kapell

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Lund

Lund ©

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Popular historic sites such as Lund Cathedral and Sofiero Palace are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari and Stenshuvud National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lund: Sandhammarens Strand (in Loderup), Art In Garden (in Ahus) and Naturum Vattenriket (in Kristianstad). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ales Stenar, stroll the grounds of Hallestads kyrka, explore the activities along Gyllebo lake, and step into the grandiose world of Glimmingehus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lund trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Halmstad to Lund in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kalmar.

Things to do in Lund

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Naturum Vattenriket ©
Naturum Vattenriket
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari ©
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral

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Kalmar

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stortorget, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Kalmar County Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalmar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Skalby 4H-gard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klackeberga Kyrka, then learn more about the world around you at A world of Dinosaurs, then take in the views from Ölandsbron, and finally putt your heart out at Kalmar Parkgolf.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kalmar trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Lund to Kalmar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Kalmar sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Drottens ruin, take in nature's colorful creations at Botaniska Tradgarden, then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get out on two wheels at Tjauls Adventures, examine the collection at Konstnarshemmet Brucebo, then identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Visby trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Visby takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Visby sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral

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Linkoping

Linkoping
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kolmården Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hedvigs church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, examine the collection at Motala Motor Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Linkoping trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Visby to Linkoping in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Linkoping can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Stockholm.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Linkoping Cathedral
Linkoping Cathedral
S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae ©
S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae
Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo

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Stockholm

Stockholm ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monteliusvagen and Royal Armory. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Riddarholmen Church. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, see the interesting displays at Nobel Prize Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Linkoping to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

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