41 days in Sweden Itinerary

41 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden trip planner

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Stockholm
— 8 nights
Train
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Linkoping
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lund
— 6 nights
Train
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Kalmar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Visby, Gotland
— 5 nights
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Umea
— 2 nights
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Abisko
— 2 nights
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Kiruna
— 3 nights
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Stockholm

— 8 nights

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 explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skansen and ABBA The Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Sala Silvergruva (in Sala), Tyresta National Park (in Tyreso) and Uppsala (Botanical Gardens & Museum Gustavianum). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, contemplate the long history of Skogskyrkogarden, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Stockholm, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Stockholm at 67°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Linkoping

— 3 nights
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Kids will appreciate attractions like Linkoping Cathedral and Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum. Step off the beaten path and head to S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae and Tinnero Eklandskap. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ekenas slott, head outdoors with Kinda Kanal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Lars Kyrka, and get lost in a book at Linkopings stadsbibliotek.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Linkoping trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Linkoping by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Gothenburg

— 6 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Skansen Kronan and Bohus Fastning. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritiman and Universeum. Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Boras (Abecita Art Museum & Textilmuseet), Varberg (Varberg Kyrka & World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station) and Ods Kyrka (in Od). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Masthuggskyrkan, identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and contemplate the long history of Skansen Lejonet.

Plan trip to Gothenburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Linkoping to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lund.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Lund

— 6 nights

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
You'll explore and learn at Eslovs Leksaksmuseum and Museum of Sketches. Take a break from the city and head to Forsakar Nature Reserve and Klosterangshojden. Change things up with these side-trips from Lund: Oresund Bridge (in Malmo), Helsingborg (Palsjo skog, Church of St. Mary, &more) and Skanska Jarnvagar (in Brosarp). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkyrkan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hallestads Kyrka, and walk around Kungshuset i Lundagard.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lund visit planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Lund by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Lund sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kalmar.

Things to do in Lund

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalmar

— 4 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kalmar Castle and Amiralitetskyrkan, Ulrica Pia. Attractions like Kalmar County Museum and Teleborg Castle make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalmar: Kristianopels Kyrka (in Fagelmara), Swedish Glass Museum (in Vaxjo) and Vamoparken (in Karlskrona). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Stortorget, experience rural life at Skalby 4H-gard, and let little ones run wild at Stadsparken.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kalmar attractions site.

You can take a train from Lund to Kalmar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Visby, Gotland

— 5 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Visby City Wall and Roma klosterruin. Family-friendly places like Kalla Odekyrka and Langhammars Sea Stack Field will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Visby: Bungemuseet (in Farosund), Hangers kalla (in Larbro) and Museum Lars Jonsson (in Burgsvik). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Föreningen Gotlandståget, tee off at Visby Golfklubb, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stora Karlso, and take in the dramatic natural features at Digerhuvud Sea Stack Field.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Visby tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Visby takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Visby are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Umea.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Umea

— 2 nights
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Karleksviken, then examine the collection at Guitars the Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Arboretum Norr. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Umea stads kyrka, explore the world behind art at Bildmuseet, and then identify plant and animal life at Grossjon Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Umea online holiday planner.

You can fly from Visby to Umea in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Umea are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Umea

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Abisko

— 2 nights
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Trollsjon, then admire the sheer force of Silverfallet, and then identify plant and animal life at Tornetrask. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get outside with Lights Over Lapland and then see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abisko online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Umea to Abisko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Umea in July, plan for little chillier days in Abisko, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kiruna.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Kiruna

— 3 nights
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 18th (Sat): see the winter wonderland with Svea Snowmobile and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore by horseback at Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kiruna trip planning app.

Drive from Abisko to Kiruna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kiruna when traveling from Abisko in July, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiruna

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.