7 days in Sweden Itinerary

7 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gothenburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalmar
— 1 night
Fly
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Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping
— 1 night
Train
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Stockholm
— 1 night
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Gothenburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Maritiman and then admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary site.

Lulea to Gothenburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lulea in October; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Kalmar

— 1 night
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Ölandsbron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalmar trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Gothenburg to Kalmar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kalmar are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Visby.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites

Visby, Gotland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Kranku Te & Kaffe, admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, and finally examine the collection at Gotlands Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at St. Nicolai Ruin, then make a trip to S:t Hans och S:t Pers ruiner, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hogklint Naturreservat.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby attractions planner.

You can fly from Kalmar to Visby in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Linkoping

— 1 night
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum, and then explore the historical opulence of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Linkoping trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Visby to Linkoping takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, daytime highs in Linkoping are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Stockholm.

Things to do in Linkoping

Museums · Historic Sites

Stockholm

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), then get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then see the interesting displays at Medeltidsmuseet, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online travel planner.

Take a train from Linkoping to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Stockholm sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

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.