18 days in Sweden Itinerary

18 days in Sweden Itinerary

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18 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h
1
Stockholm
— Few hours
train:  18​h 30​min
2
Abisko
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kiruna
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Linkoping
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Gothenburg
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Stockholm
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Mexico City

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Stockholm

Stockholm
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm sightseeing website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Stockholm is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Stockholm, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mexico City in February: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Abisko on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Stockholm

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
nights
Abisko

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Explore hidden gems such as Lights Over Lapland and Tornetrask. Take a break from the city and head to Silverfallet and Riksgransen. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station and take in the pleasant sights at Trollsjon.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Abisko visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Stockholm to Abisko takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bjorkliden, Riksgransen
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Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Tornetrask ©
Tornetrask
Riksgransen ©
Riksgransen

2
nights
Kiruna

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Svea Snowmobile.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kiruna trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Abisko to Kiruna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Abisko in February, things will get a bit cooler in Kiruna: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Kiruna

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kiruna Kyrka ©
Kiruna Kyrka

3
nights
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Flygvapenmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Linkoping Cathedral.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Linkoping attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kiruna to Linkoping in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kiruna in February, with highs in Linkoping at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tivedens Nationalpark, Askersunds Landskyrka
Highlights from your plan
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum ©
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum
Linkoping Cathedral ©
Linkoping Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Haga and Skansen Kronan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aeroseum and Vasa Church. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, steep yourself in history at Skansen Lejonet, don't miss a visit to Kvarnbyn, and take in the architecture and design of Chalmers University of Technology.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Gothenburg travel route planner .

Drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Kvarnbyn, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Aeroseum ©
Aeroseum
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan

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nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riddersholms Naturreservat and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Uppsala (Botanical Gardens & Uppsala Domkyrka). Explore Stockholm further: take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and examine the collection at Skansen.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip maker tool .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Uppsala, Taby Centrum
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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