48 days in Sweden Itinerary

48 days in Sweden Itinerary

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48 days in Sweden Itinerary

Cardiff
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
Stockholm
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Gavle
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Sundsvall
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Lulea
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Kiruna
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Visby, Gotland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Tanum
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Linkoping
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Jonkoping
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gothenburg
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
Cardiff

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.
Visiting Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholmen will get you outdoors. Visit Uppsala Domkyrka and Royal Palace for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala & English Bookshop). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

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Cardiff, UK to Stockholm is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Stockholm is 1 hour. In June in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Gavle.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Uppsala
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

3
days
Gavle

Gavle ©
Gävle is a city in Sweden, the seat of Gävle Municipality and the capital of Gävleborg County. Popular historic sites such as Carl Larsson-garden and Enangers Gamla Kyrka are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Falu Mine and The Swedish Railway Museum. When in Gavle, make a side trip to see Växbo Lin in Bollnas, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at AB Furuviksparken, look for all kinds of wild species at Moose Park Kybacka, and examine the collection at The Prison Museum of Sweden.

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You can take a train from Stockholm to Gavle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Gavle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Sundsvall.

Things to do in Gavle

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Falun, Enangers Gamla Kyrka, Växbo Lin
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AB Furuviksparken ©
AB Furuviksparken
Carl Larsson-garden ©
Carl Larsson-garden
Falu Mine ©
Falu Mine

5
days
Sundsvall

Sundsvall ©
Sundsvall is a city and the seat of Sundsvall Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hoga Kusten and Namforsens Hallristningsmuseum. Get in touch with nature at Jarvsoklacken Naturreserv and Jarvzoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sundsvall: Skuleberget (in Docksta), Ljustorget (in Ljusdal) and Ulvo Museum (in Ulvohamn). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Skuleskogen National Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Trolska Skogen and browse the different shops at Birsta City.

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Getting from Gavle to Sundsvall by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Sundsvall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jarvso, Ornskoldsvik, Ulvo Museum, Skuleberget, Namforsens Hallristningsmuseum
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Skuleskogen National Park ©
Skuleskogen National Park
Jarvzoo ©
Jarvzoo
Skuleberget ©
Skuleberget

5
days
Lulea

Lulea ©
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Take a break from the city and head to Hertsostigen Trail and Balingeberget Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gammelstad Church Town and Kulturens Hus. Change things up with these side-trips from Lulea: Piteå museum (in Pitea), Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland (in Norrfjarden) and Western Farm AB (in Boden). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Isbanan, make a trip to Rodbergsfortet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nederlulea Kyrka, and see the interesting displays at Norrbottens Järnvägsmuseum.

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Traveling by flight from Sundsvall to Lulea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kiruna.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Boden, Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland, Piteå museum
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Flygmuseet F21 ©
Flygmuseet F21
Gammelstad Church Town ©
Gammelstad Church Town
Nederlulea Kyrka ©
Nederlulea Kyrka

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiruna Kyrka and Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abisko National Park and Ice Driving. Go for a jaunt from Kiruna to Abisko to see Lights Over Lapland about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Terre des Sames and see the interesting displays at Nutti Sámi Siida.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kiruna travel planner.

Traveling by train from Lulea to Kiruna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Lulea in June, expect Kiruna to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Visby.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jukkasjarvi, Abisko
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Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Terre des Sames ©
Terre des Sames
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Visby City Wall and Jernvagsmuseum. Bring the kids along to Hogklint Naturreservat and Bla Lagunen. Venture out of the city with trips to Bungemuséet (in Farosund) and Museum Lars Jonsson (in Burgsvik). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, don't miss a visit to St. Karin Cathedral Ruins, steep yourself in history at St. Nicolai Ruin, and stop by F & Th Ödins Garveri AB Ödins Garveri.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Visby holiday planning website .

Getting from Kiruna to Visby by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kiruna in June: high temperatures in Visby hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tanum.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gotland, Jernvagsmuseum, Museum Lars Jonsson, Ejmunds Farm, Bungemuseet
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Hogklint Naturreservat
Hogklint Naturreservat
Gotland Museum ©
Gotland Museum
Stora Karlso ©
Stora Karlso

5
days
Tanum

Tanum ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skalleruds Kyrka and Nordens Ark. Kids will enjoy Stangehuvud Naturreservat and Ramsvikslandet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanum: Smogenbryggan (in Smogen), Fiskaffaren Hunnebostrand (in Hunnebostrand) and Dalslands Kanal AB (in Amal). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Kosterhavets Nationalpark.

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Explore your travel options from Visby to Tanum with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Tanum can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Linkoping.

Things to do in Tanum

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hunnebostrand, Dalslands Kanal AB, Smogenbryggan, Kosterhavets Nationalpark, Stangehuvud Naturreservat
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Nordens Ark ©
Nordens Ark
The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum
Ramsvikslandet ©
Ramsvikslandet

4
days
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Explore hidden gems such as The Swedish Air Force Museum and Orebro Castle. Kids will enjoy Astrid Lindgren's World and Kolmården Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Linkoping: Skoindustrimuseet (in Kumla) and Wadkoping Open Air Museum (in Orebro). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Lars Kyrka, head outdoors with Kinda Kanal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Linkoping tour planning website .

You can drive from Tanum to Linkoping in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tanum in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Linkoping. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jonkoping.

Things to do in Linkoping

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Orebro, Astrid Lindgren's World, Kolmården Zoo, Skoindustrimuseet
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Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo
Astrid Lindgren's World ©
Astrid Lindgren's World
The Swedish Air Force Museum ©
The Swedish Air Force Museum

4
days
Jonkoping

Jonkoping ©
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). Kungslena Kyrka and Sofiakyrkan will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Husaby Kyrka and Habo Kyrka. Explore Jonkoping's surroundings by going to Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat (in Varnhem), Mariannelunds Karamellkokeri (in Mariannelund) and Naturreservatet Skurugata & Skuruhatt (in Eksjo). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Polkapojkarna AB, see the interesting displays at Tandsticksmuseet, and stroll through Jönköpings Stadspark.

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You can drive from Linkoping to Jonkoping in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jonkoping are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tibro Glass Workshop, Husaby Kyrka, Naturreservatet Skurugata & Skuruhatt, Rudenstams Gardsbutik & Kafe, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat
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Polkapojkarnas lager ©
Polkapojkarnas lager
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©
Husaby Kyrka ©
Husaby Kyrka

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Gekås Ullared and Trädgårdsföreningen. Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Haga will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gothenburg side-trips: Hedareds Stavkyrka (in Hedared) and Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Liseberg, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, meet the residents at Slottsskogen, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum).

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Getting from Jonkoping to Gothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gekås Ullared, Hedareds Stavkyrka, Trollhätte Canal
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Slottsskogen ©
Slottsskogen
Liseberg ©
Liseberg
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago

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