45 days in Sweden Itinerary

45 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Åre Östersund Airport, Drive to Are
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Are
— 2 nights
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gothenburg
— 7 nights
Drive
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Halmstad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lund
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karlskrona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Visby, Gotland
— 6 nights
Fly
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Stockholm
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kiruna
— 1 night
Drive
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Abisko
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ostersund
— 2 nights
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Are

— 2 nights
Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 1,417 inhabitants in 2010. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Are Chokladfabrik, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Are Gamla Kyrka.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Are trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Are is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Are due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Are

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Linkoping

— 5 nights
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum and Tandsticksmuseet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wadkoping Open Air Museum and Flygvapenmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Linkoping: Polkapojkarna (in Granna), Hogby Spa & Konferens (in Borensberg) and Husqvarna Museum (in Huskvarna). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, make a trip to The Industrial Landscape, take an in-depth tour of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kolmården Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Linkoping travel route app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Are to Linkoping takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Gothenburg

— 7 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Tjoloholms Castle and No Limit Street Art Boras. Get outdoors at Kungsklyftan and Tjurpannans Naturreservat. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum (in Tanumshede) and Marstrand (Strandverket & Marstrand). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, examine the collection at Maritiman, and get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Linkoping to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Halmstad

— 3 nights
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Let the collections at Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning and IKEA Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari and Getteron 1:a vik will get you outdoors. Step out of Halmstad to go to Skottorp and see Skottorps Mejeri, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tylosand Strand, look for gifts at Kvibille ostbod, take in the pleasant sights at Steningekusten, and ponder the design of Europa och Tjuren - Fontain.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Halmstad travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Halmstad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Halmstad are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lund.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lund

— 4 nights

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Malmo Saluhall and Galleri Lohme. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lund Cathedral and Sofiero Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Lund side-trips: Ljunghusens Golfbana (in Ljungskogen), Helsingborg (Church of St. Mary & Raa Vallar badplats) and Landskrona's Art Gallery (in Landskrona). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), contemplate the long history of Per Helsas Gard, snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Lund University Main Building.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lund road trip planning site.

Getting from Halmstad to Lund by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lund are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Karlskrona.

Things to do in Lund

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Karlskrona

— 3 nights
Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marine Museum Karlskrona and Kyrko Mosse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ronneby Bruk Factory Outlet and Mickejohans Konstglas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlskrona: Kalmar Golfbana (in Kalmar) and Bergdala Glastekniska Museum (in Hovmantorp). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum and steep yourself in history at Hjortahammar gravfalt.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Karlskrona tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lund to Karlskrona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Visby.

Things to do in Karlskrona

Outdoors · Shopping · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Visby, Gotland

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Visby City Wall and St. Mary's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Folhammar and Grogarnsberget. Venture out of the city with trips to Faro (Langhammars Sea Stack Field, Sudersands Strand, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tofta strand, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and delve into the distant past at Drottens ruin.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Karlskrona to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Visby can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Stockholm

— 7 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.
Head to Taby Centrum and Ostermalm Saluhallfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and Medeltidsmuseet. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Sandhamn (in Varmdo) and Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala Domkyrka, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

Plan my trip to Stockholm with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Visby to Stockholm takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kiruna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Kiruna

— 1 night
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 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiruna online journey builder.

Getting from Stockholm to Kiruna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockholm in February: high temperatures in Kiruna hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Abisko.

Things to do in Kiruna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Abisko

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lights Over Lapland and Tornetrask. Get in touch with nature at Abisko National Park and Riksgransen. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Silverfallet and see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Abisko day trip site.

You can drive from Kiruna to Abisko in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, Abisko is a bit warmer than Kiruna - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ostersund.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ostersund

— 2 nights
Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stora Kyrkan and then explore the world behind art at Jamtli. On your second day here, examine the collection at Teknikland, then look for gifts at Woolpower AB, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moose Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ostersund online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Abisko to Ostersund in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ostersund

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.