8 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

8 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gothenburg
— 1 night
Fly
2
Visby
— 1 night
Fly
3
Stockholm
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oskarshamn
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ystad
— 1 night
Drive
6
Malmo
— 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 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Haga.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Genoa, Italy to Gothenburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Gothenburg is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Visby

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Visby holiday builder.

Getting from Gothenburg to Visby by flight takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Stockholm

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Skansen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Gustav II Adolfs Statue. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip website.

You can fly from Visby to Stockholm in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oskarshamn.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Oskarshamn

— 1 night
Oskarshamn is a coastal city and the seat of Oskarshamn Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 17,258 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryEtymologyDöderhultsvik was the original name before a town charter was granted in 1856. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Sjofartsmuseet, examine the collection at Doderhultarmuseet, and then make a trip to Stensjo By.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oskarshamn travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Stockholm to Oskarshamn in 4 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Oskarshamn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ystad.

Things to do in Oskarshamn

Museums

Ystad

— 1 night
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ystads Teater, then kick back and relax at Mossbystrand beach, and then make a trip to Ales Stenar.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ystad trip builder.

Getting from Oskarshamn to Ystad by car takes about 4.5 hours. August in Ystad sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Ystad

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Malmo

— 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Kungsparken, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden), then walk around Kungshuset i Lundagard, and finally admire the striking features of Lund Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Malmo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ystad to Malmo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Malmo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skane County travel guide

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Landmarks · Bridges · Architectural Buildings
Known for its swathes of patchwork fields and lush rolling hills, Skåne County also features rocky coasts, white beaches, and an abundance of medieval churches. Picture-perfect castles and manors overlook magnificent gardens and peek out above the green valleys. Local art displays of silver, glass, and pottery are among the things to see, and the many golf courses and tennis courts top the list of things to do. Renaissance-style villages embrace historical estates dating from the 12th to 19th centuries. Bursting with southern charm, a combination of historical and modern architecture, cobblestone streets, and rhododendron gardens, Skåne County offers a quiet retreat amidst nature and history.