18 days in Sweden Itinerary

18 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Gothenburg
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Lulea
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Kiruna
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Abisko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Gallivare
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h
6
Docksta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ljusdal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Borlange
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Linkoping
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  3 h 15 min
11
Halmstad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen) and then get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gothenburg trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Slottsskogen
Slottsskogen
Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen) ©

2
nights
Lulea

Lulea ©
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. On the 2nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Balingeberget Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Flygmuseet F21, then trek along Isbanan, and finally browse the collection at Lulea City Library. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Gammelstad Church Town, then head outdoors with Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland, and then hike along Hertsoestigen Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lulea planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Lulea takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gothenburg in May; daily highs in Lulea reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Kiruna.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland
Highlights from your plan
Flygmuseet F21 ©
Flygmuseet F21
Gammelstad Church Town ©
Gammelstad Church Town
Lulea City Library ©
Lulea City Library

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then trek along Midnattssolstigen, and finally make a trip to Treriksroset. On the next day, go deep underground at LKAB's Visitor Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, then examine the collection at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, and finally get outside with Ice Driving.

Find out how to plan Kiruna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Lulea to Kiruna by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lulea in May, with highs in Kiruna at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Abisko.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Midnattssolstigen ©
Midnattssolstigen
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård ©
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Mount Njulla, then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tornetrask. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Abisko trip planner.

You can take a bus from Kiruna to Abisko in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kiruna in May: high temperatures in Abisko hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gallivare.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Tornetrask ©
Tornetrask

1
night
Gallivare

Gallivare ©
Gällivare is a locality and the seat of Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,449 inhabitants in 2010. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Muddus National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Gallivare road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abisko to Gallivare takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Abisko in May since evenings lows in Gallivare dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Docksta.

Things to do in Gallivare

Trails Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Muddus National Park ©
Muddus National Park

2
nights
Docksta

Docksta ©
Docksta is a locality situated in Kramfors Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden with 378 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Skuleskogen National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bonhamn, then hit the slopes at Skulebergets linbana, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skuleberget.

To find out how to plan a trip to Docksta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gallivare to Docksta. Traveling from Gallivare in May, things will get a bit warmer in Docksta: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ljusdal.

Things to do in Docksta

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Skuleskogen National Park, Bonhamn
Highlights from your plan
Skuleskogen National Park ©
Skuleskogen National Park
Skuleberget ©
Skuleberget
Bonhamn ©
Bonhamn

1
night
Ljusdal

Ljusdal ©
Ljusdal Municipality is one of Sweden's 290 municipalities within Gävleborg County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Jarvsoklacken Naturreserv, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hamra National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ljusdal tour builder site.

Drive from Docksta to Ljusdal in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Borlange.

Things to do in Ljusdal

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jarvsoklacken Naturreserv
Highlights from your plan
Hamra National Park ©
Hamra National Park
Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra ©
Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra

2
nights
Borlange

Borlange ©
Borlänge Municipality is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden, with an area of 586.4 km². On the 12th (Sun), test your team's savvy at Rummet i Borlange, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gyllbergen Naturreservat, and then hit the slopes at Romme Alpin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Falu Gruva, then see the interesting displays at Tcb House of Music, then look for all kinds of wild species at Saveans Naturreservat, and finally admire the natural beauty at Basna Tradgard.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Borlange travel route planner.

You can drive from Ljusdal to Borlange in 3 hours. In May in Borlange, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Borlange

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Floda, Falu Gruva
Highlights from your plan
Romme Alpin ©
Romme Alpin
Saveans Naturreservat ©
Saveans Naturreservat
Basna Tradgard ©
Basna Tradgard

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night
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Tinnero Eklandskap, brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Linkoping attractions planner.

You can drive from Borlange to Linkoping in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum
Tinnero Eklandskap ©
Tinnero Eklandskap
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum ©
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Folhammar and then explore the striking landscape of Stora Karlso. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat, then identify plant and animal life at Grogarnsberget, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Furilden Naturreservat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Visby online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Linkoping to Visby in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halmstad.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Gotland, Folhammar, Grogarnsberget
Highlights from your plan
Stora Karlso ©
Stora Karlso
Furilden Naturreservat ©
Furilden Naturreservat

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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Virsehatt, then identify plant and animal life at Hovs Hallar, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallands Vadero. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, trek along Doktorspromenaden, and then explore the striking landscape at Grimsholmen Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Halmstad trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Visby to Halmstad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Falkenberg, Hallands Vadero, Hovs Hallar
Highlights from your plan
Virsehatt ©
Virsehatt
Doktorspromenaden ©
Doktorspromenaden

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