23 days in Sweden Itinerary

23 days in Sweden Itinerary

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23 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Stockholm
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
2
Are
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Visby, Gotland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gothenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Tanum
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Jonkoping
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Linkoping
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. Museum-lovers will appreciate Skansen and Vasa Museum. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Stendorren Nature Reserve in Tystberga, about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm holiday planner.

Calgary, Canada to Stockholm is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in October since evenings lows in Stockholm dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stendorren Nature Reserve
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Are

Are ©
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jamtli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Jamtlandstriangeln and then explore the activities along Ristafallet.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Are trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Stockholm to Are takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Visby.

Things to do in Are

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Jamtli, Ristafallet
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Jamtli ©
Jamtli
Ristafallet ©
Ristafallet
Are Chokladfabrik ©
Are Chokladfabrik

4
nights
Visby, Gotland

Visby ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hogklint Naturreservat and Visby Golfklubb. Step off the beaten path and head to Visby City Wall and Stora Karlso. When in Visby, make a side trip to see Bungemuséet in Farosund, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at Ejmunds Farm, don't miss a visit to St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, look for gifts at F & Th Ödins Garveri AB Ödins Garveri, and see the interesting displays at Jernvagsmuseum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Visby planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Are to Visby in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Visby, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gotland, Ejmunds Farm, Föreningen Gotlandståget, Visby Golfklubb, Bungemuseet
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Stora Karlso ©
Stora Karlso
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Hogklint Naturreservat
Hogklint Naturreservat

3
nights
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
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 Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Masthuggskyrkan. Maritiman and Skansen Kronan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Trollhätte Canal in Trollhattan (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church, contemplate the long history of Skansen Lejonet, and step into the grandiose world of Bohus Fastning.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Gothenburg trip planner .

You can fly from Visby to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tanum.

Things to do in Gothenburg

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Bohus Fastning, Trollhätte Canal
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Maritiman ©
Maritiman
Haga ©
Haga

3
nights
Tanum

Tanum ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Skalleruds Kyrka and Hogsbyns Hallristningar. Take a break from the city and head to Weather Islands and Dynekilen Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Tanum: Not Quite Gallery (in Fengersfors) and Smogen Wooden Pier (in Smogen).

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanum online journey planner .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Tanum in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jonkoping.

Things to do in Tanum

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Nature

Side Trips

Skalleruds Kyrka, Hogsbyns Hallristningar, Not Quite Gallery, Weather Islands, Dynekilen Golf Course
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Not Quite Gallery ©
Not Quite Gallery

3
nights
Jonkoping

Jonkoping ©
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Tandsticksmuseet, stop by Ryfors Konfektyr, then see the interesting displays at Husqvarna Industrial Museum, and finally stop by Rudenstams Gardsbutik & Kafe. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturreservatet Skurugata & Skuruhatt and then examine the collection at Eksjö museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jonkoping trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tanum to Jonkoping takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tanum in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jonkoping, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Linkoping.

Things to do in Jonkoping

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Huskvarna, Eksjo, Ryfors Konfektyr
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Tandsticksmuseet ©
Tandsticksmuseet
Husqvarna Industrial Museum ©
Husqvarna Industrial Museum
Ryfors Konfektyr ©
Ryfors Konfektyr

3
nights
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Visiting Naturum Takern and Tivedens Nationalpark will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Linkoping Cathedral and Vadstena Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Blaxsta Vingard (in Flen) and S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae (in Vadstena). There's more to do: explore the activities along Göta Canal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Linkoping trip maker app .

You can drive from Jonkoping to Linkoping in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Linkoping, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Linkoping

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vadstena, Göta Canal, Blaxsta Vingard, Naturum Takern, Tivedens Nationalpark
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Naturum Takern ©
Naturum Takern
Linkoping Cathedral ©
Linkoping Cathedral
Vadstena Castle ©
Vadstena Castle