39 days in Sweden Itinerary

39 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden itinerary planner
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Gothenburg
— 5 nights
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Malmo
— 5 nights
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Kalmar
— 5 nights
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Visby, Gotland
— 4 nights
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Stockholm
— 9 nights
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Umea
— 2 nights
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Kiruna
— 2 nights
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Abisko
— 2 nights
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping
— 4 nights
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Gothenburg — 5 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 Bohus Fastning and Skansen Kronan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carlstens Fastning and Volvo Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Tjoloholms Castle (in Fjaras) and Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aeroseum, take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and find something for the whole family at Liseberg Amusement Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg road trip tool.

Detroit, USA to Gothenburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Gothenburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in October; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 53°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Malmo.
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Malmo — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lund Cathedral and Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari. Get some historical perspective at Sofiero Palace and Church of St. Mary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malmo: Kullen Lighthouse (in Molle), Tropikariet (in Helsingborg) and Ales Stenar (in Ystad). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Technology & Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Malmohus castle, see the interesting displays at Theater Museum, and snap pictures at Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Malmo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Gothenburg to Malmo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Malmo can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalmar.
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Kalmar — 5 nights

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Kalmar Castle and Marine Museum Karlskrona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Borgholms Slott and Kalmar Cathedral. Explore Kalmar's surroundings by going to Ronneby Brunnspark (in Ronneby), Fredsstenen vid Bromsebro (in Fagelmara) and Borgholms Stadsmuseum (in Borgholm). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, enjoy the sea views from Fyren Lange Jan, contemplate the long history of Stortorget, and admire the natural beauty at Stadsparken.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalmar road trip website.

You can drive from Malmo to Kalmar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Malmo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kalmar, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Visby.
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Visby, Gotland — 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Nicolai Ruin and St. Mary's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Visby City Wall and Botaniska Tradgarden. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galgberget, take in nature's colorful creations at DBW's Botanical Garden, stroll through Sodra Hallarna, and indulge your taste buds at Hop Shed Brewery Beer Bus.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Visby tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Visby takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Visby are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm — 9 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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace and Uppsala Domkyrka are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skogskyrkogarden and Riddarholmen Church. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Linnaeus Garden in Uppsala--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Alemana.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Stockholm itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Visby to Stockholm in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Umea.
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Umea — 2 nights

Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. On the 4th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Umea Folkets Hus, then examine the collection at Guitars the Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bildmuseet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tegs kyrka. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Arboretum Norr, then grab your bike and head to Karleksviken, then admire the masterpieces at Vasterbottens Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Umea Ostra Railway Station.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Umea trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Umea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in November, things will get slightly colder in Umea: highs are around 36°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kiruna.
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Kiruna — 2 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.
On the 6th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and then get outside with Ice Driving. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka, examine the collection at Samegarden Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kirunas Stadshus Kristallen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kiruna trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Umea to Kiruna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Umea in November, expect Kiruna to be little chillier, temps between 25°F and 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Abisko.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then get outside with Lights Over Lapland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Abisko online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kiruna to Abisko takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kiruna in November; daily highs in Abisko reach 37°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Linkoping.
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Linkoping — 4 nights

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Visit S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae and Linkoping Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flygvapenmuseum and Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Linkoping side-trips: The Industrial Landscape (in Norrkoping), Naturguide Tiveden (in Tived) and Wadkoping Open Air Museum (in Orebro). There's lots more to do: walk around Tradgardsforeningen, see human ingenuity at work at Norsholms sluss, Gota kanal, and step into the grandiose world of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Linkoping visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abisko to Linkoping takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Linkoping can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Sweden travel guide

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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.
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