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
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:  6​h 30​min
Kiruna
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
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 Millesgarden and Royal Armory. Bring the kids along to Skansen and Royal Palace. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rosendals Garden, take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker .

Accra, Ghana to Stockholm is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in June, you will find days in Stockholm are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Norrkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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Millesgarden
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
days
Norrkoping

Norrkoping ©
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolmården Zoo and the Industrial Landscape. 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: identify plant and animal life at Naturum Takern 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 13°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, S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, Kolmården Zoo, 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ales Stenar and Ystads Teater. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, head outdoors with Ribersborgsstranden, and don't miss a visit to Little Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Malmo day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Norrkoping to Malmo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Malmo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Malmo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

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Ystad, Lund Cathedral
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Ribersborgsstranden ©
Ribersborgsstranden
Ales Stenar ©
Ales Stenar
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral

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 Southern Goteborg Archipelago. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Skansen Kronan. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Lisebergs Nojespark, stop by Fish Church, examine the collection at Roda Sten Konsthall, 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

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Kvarnbyn
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Slottsskogen ©
Slottsskogen
Lisebergs Nojespark ©
Lisebergs Nojespark

3
days
Tanum

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

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Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Tanum takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tanum can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Klavrestrom.

Things to do in Tanum

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lysekil, Vitlycke Museum, Kosterhavets Nationalpark, Nordens Ark
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Havets Hus ©
Havets Hus
Vitlycke Museum ©
Vitlycke Museum
The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum

4
days
Klavrestrom

Klavrestrom ©
Family-friendly places like Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest and Virum Algpark will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eriksberg Wildlife Park and Kleva Gruva. Explore Klavrestrom's surroundings by going to Vimmerby (Astrid Lindgrens Childhood Home & Ingebo Hagar), Transjo Hytte (in Kosta) and Hagadal sim- och sporthall (in Hultsfred).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Klavrestrom vacation maker site .

You can drive from Tanum to Klavrestrom in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tanum in July, Klavrestrom is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Klavrestrom

#Theme Parks, #Spas, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Vimmerby, Vaxjo Cathedral, Kleva Gruva, Eriksberg Wildlife Park, Transjo Hytte
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Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest ©
Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest
Virum Algpark ©
Virum Algpark
Transjo Hytte ©
Transjo Hytte

4
days
Kalmar

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marine Museum Karlskrona and Ottenby Naturum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalmar: Lerkaka Vaderkvarnar (in Farjestaden), Karlskrona (The Kungsholm Fortress & Drottningskars Kastell) and Ismantorps Borg (in Borgholm). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle, look for gifts at Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kalmar trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Klavrestrom to Kalmar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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 Hogklint Naturreservat. When in Visby, make a side trip to see Langhammars Sea Stack Field in Faro, approximately 3h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Visby City Wall, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, Head underground at Lummelundagrottan, and step off the mainland to explore Stora Karlso.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby day trip planner .

You can fly from Kalmar to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Visby can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°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, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Stora Karlso, Langhammars Sea Stack Field
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Hogklint Naturreservat
Hogklint Naturreservat
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

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 Kiruna Kyrka and Abisko National Park. Explore Kiruna's surroundings by going to Abisko (Lights Over Lapland & Aurora Sky Station). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ice Driving, don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset, hike along Kungsleden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård.

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You can fly from Visby to Kiruna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Visby in July: high temperatures in Kiruna hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiruna

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Abisko, Jukkasjarvi, Kungsleden
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