20 days in Sweden Itinerary

20 days in Sweden Itinerary

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20 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Gothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Helsingborg
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Visby, Gotland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Kiruna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Stockholm
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carlstens Fastning and Bohus Fastning. Step out of the city life by going to Kungsklyftan and Trollhätte Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Marstrand (in Marstrand) and Tjoloholms Castle (in Fjaras). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), take in the exciting artwork at Goteborgs Konsthall, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Masthuggskyrkan.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tjoloholms Castle, Trollhätte Canal, Carlstens Fastning, Bohus Fastning, Kungsklyftan
Highlights from your plan
Carlstens Fastning ©
Carlstens Fastning
Tjoloholms Castle ©
Tjoloholms Castle
Skansen Kronan ©
Skansen Kronan

3
nights
Helsingborg

Helsingborg ©
A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Escape the urban bustle at Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari and Tylosand Strand. Get some historical perspective at Lund Cathedral and Kullen Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Kungsparken (in Malmo), Hovs Hallar (in Bastad) and Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden) (in Lund). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sofiero Palace and don't miss a visit to Alabodarna.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsingborg tour builder app .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Helsingborg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsingborg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lund, Tylosand Strand, Hovs Hallar, Kungsparken, Alabodarna
Highlights from your plan
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari ©
Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Visby City Wall and Roma klosterruin. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bla Lagunen and Tofta strand. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Lummelundagrottan, admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, and delve into the lush surroundings at Furilden Naturreservat.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Visby trip builder app .

You can fly from Helsingborg to Visby in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gotland, Roma, Tofta strand
Highlights from your plan
Hogklint Naturreservat ©
Hogklint Naturreservat
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
St. Nicolai Ruin ©
St. Nicolai Ruin

3
nights
Kiruna

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiruna Kyrka and Lights Over Lapland. Get outdoors at Abisko National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kiruna tour planner .

You can fly from Visby to Kiruna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, Kiruna is slightly colder than Visby - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Abisko
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uppsala Domkyrka and Gripsholm Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monteliusvagen and Sala Silvergruva. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Uppsala (Linnaeus Garden & Gamla Uppsala), Anundshog (in Vasteras) and Kolmården Zoo (in Kolmarden). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Skogskyrkogarden, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), take some stellar pictures from Fjallgatan, and let little ones run wild at Observatorielunden.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Kiruna to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Stockholm is somewhat warmer than Kiruna - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Uppsala, Kolmården Zoo, Gripsholm Castle, Anundshog, Sala Silvergruva
Highlights from your plan
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Sala Silvergruva ©
Sala Silvergruva
Gripsholm Castle ©
Gripsholm Castle

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