24 days in Sweden & Amsterdam Itinerary

24 days in Sweden & Amsterdam Itinerary

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24 days in Sweden & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kalmar, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Eksjo, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Stockholm is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Step out of Kalmar to go to Holsbybrunn and see Kleva Gruva, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Tue) at Aventyrsbadet Kalmar. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Skalby 4H-gard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, see the interesting displays at A world of Dinosaurs, and step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kalmar trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Kalmar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eksjo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kleva Gruva
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Aventyrsbadet Kalmar ©
Aventyrsbadet Kalmar
Klackeberga Kyrka ©
Klackeberga Kyrka
Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum

1
night
Eksjo, Sweden

Eksjo ©
Eksjö is a locality and the seat of Eksjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 9,701 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryThe city of Eksjö most likely appeared sometime in the Middle Ages when it was the centre for the thing, a regional council. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gamla Stan.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eksjo route planner.

Traveling by car from Kalmar to Eksjo takes 2.5 hours. In December in Eksjo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.
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Gamla Stan ©
Gamla Stan

4
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

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.
Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Getteron 1:a vik (in Varberg), Hedareds Stavkyrka (in Hedared) and No Limit Street Art Boras (in Boras). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, see the interesting displays at The Radio Museum, engage your brain at Universeum, and head outdoors with Ale Disc Golf Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg travel tool .

Traveling by car from Eksjo to Gothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gothenburg when traveling from Eksjo in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ale Disc Golf Center, Lysekil Church, Backa Hallristningar, Fishing Museum, Hedareds Stavkyrka
Highlights from your plan
Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
100 Point Challenge Gothenburg ©
100 Point Challenge Gothenburg

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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