39 days in Sweden Itinerary

39 days in Sweden Itinerary

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39 days in Sweden Itinerary

Accra
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Stockholm
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Norrkoping
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Malmo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Gothenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tanum
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Klavrestrom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kalmar
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Visby, Gotland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kiruna
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
Accra

7
days
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monteliusvagen and Royal Armory. Bring the kids along to Skansen and Junibacken. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rosendals Garden, take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip builder app .

Accra, Ghana to Stockholm is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Accra in June, expect nights in Stockholm to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Norrkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Millesgården
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Millesgården ©
Millesgården
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

4
days
Norrkoping

Norrkoping ©
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolmården Zoo and Naturum Takern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norrkoping: S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae (in Vadstena), Linkoping (Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum & The Swedish Air Force Museum) and Bergs slussar (in Vreta Kloster). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to the Industrial Landscape and hike along Abackarna.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Norrkoping route planner.

You can take a train from Stockholm to Norrkoping in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Norrkoping can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Malmo.

Things to do in Norrkoping

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Linkoping, Kolmården Zoo, S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, Naturum Takern, Bergs slussar
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Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo
Naturum Takern
Naturum Takern
The Swedish Air Force Museum ©
The Swedish Air Force Museum

3
days
Malmo

Malmo ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ales Stenar and Ystads Teater AB. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lunds domkyrka, don't miss a visit to Stortorget, snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, and admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Malmo trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Norrkoping to Malmo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Malmo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Malmo

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ystad, Lunds domkyrka
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Ribersborgsstranden ©
Ribersborgsstranden
Ales Stenar
Ales Stenar
Lunds domkyrka ©
Lunds domkyrka

4
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Slottsskogen and Universeum. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Liseberg, admire the landmark architecture of Fish Church, steep yourself in history at Kronhusbodarna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vasa Church.

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Getting from Malmo to Gothenburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tanum.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kvarnbyn
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Slottsskogen ©
Slottsskogen
Liseberg ©
Liseberg

3
days
Tanum

Tanum ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nordens Ark and Vitlycke Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanum: Kosterhavets Nationalpark (in Stromstad) and Lysekil (Havets Hus & Lysekils Kyrka).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanum trip planner.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Tanum in 1.5 hours. In July in Tanum, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Klavrestrom.

Things to do in Tanum

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lysekil, Kosterhavets Nationalpark, Vitlycke Museum, Nordens Ark
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Nordens Ark ©
Nordens Ark
Havets Hus
Havets Hus
Vitlycke Museum
Vitlycke Museum

4
days
Klavrestrom

Klavrestrom ©
Family-friendly places like Astrid Lindgren's World and Astrid Lindgrens Näs will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Virum Algpark and Transjo Hytte. Explore Klavrestrom's surroundings by going to Kleva Gruva (in Holsbybrunn), Ingebo Hagar (in Vimmerby) and Hagadal sim- och sporthall (in Hultsfred).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Klavrestrom route tool .

Drive from Tanum to Klavrestrom in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tanum in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Klavrestrom, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Klavrestrom

Theme Parks Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Vimmerby, Transjo Hytte, Kleva Gruva, Eriksberg Wildlife Park, Vaxjo Cathedral
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Astrid Lindgren's World ©
Astrid Lindgren's World
Virum Algpark ©
Virum Algpark
Astrid Lindgrens Näs
Astrid Lindgrens Näs

4
days
Kalmar

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in Småland in the south-east of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marine Museum Karlskrona and Olandsbron. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalmar: Lerkaka Vaderkvarnar (in Farjestaden), Ismantorps Borg (in Borgholm) and Oland (Ottenby Naturum & Borgholms Slott). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle, stop by Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, explore and take pictures at The Kungsholm Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kalmar trip maker app .

You can drive from Klavrestrom to Kalmar in 1.5 hours. In July in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Karlskrona, Oland, Lerkaka Vaderkvarnar, Ismantorps Borg
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Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Marine Museum Karlskrona ©
Marine Museum Karlskrona
Borgholms Slott
Borgholms Slott

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botaniska Tradgarden and Langhammars Sea Stack Field. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, head off the coast to Stora Karlso, and see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Visby attractions planner.

Fly from Kalmar to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langhammars Sea Stack Field, Stora Karlso
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Hogklint Naturreservat
Hogklint Naturreservat
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall

4
days
Kiruna

Kiruna
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abisko National Park and Kiruna Kyrka. Explore Kiruna's surroundings by going to Abisko (Lights Over Lapland & Aurora Sky Station). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Ice Driving, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kiruna trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Visby to Kiruna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Visby in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kiruna: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Abisko, Jukkasjarvi
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Kiruna Kyrka
Kiruna Kyrka
Aurora Sky Station ©
Aurora Sky Station

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