8 days in Sweden Itinerary

8 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Stockholm
— 3 nights
Fly
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Visby, Gotland
— 1 night
Fly
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Halmstad
— 1 night
Drive
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Gothenburg
— 2 nights
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Stockholm

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace. Take a break from the city and head to The Green Trails and Lyssnaangens badplats. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Tyresta National Park (in Tyreso) and Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala, Linnaeus Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Stockholm is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (18°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Visby, Gotland

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Tofta strand, then tee off at Visby Golfklubb, then explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Karin Cathedral Ruins.

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Getting from Stockholm to Visby by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Visby, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Halmstad.

Things to do in Visby

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halmstad

— 1 night
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Europa och Tjuren - Fontain, take some stellar pictures from S:t Olofs kapell, steep yourself in history at Galgberget, then head outdoors with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Snostorps Kyrka, and finally go for a walk through Steningekusten.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Halmstad driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Visby to Halmstad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gothenburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Haga, don't miss a visit to Bohus Fastning, then contemplate the long history of Skansen Kronan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, and finally stroll through Saltholmen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Halmstad to Gothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · 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.