12 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

12 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Visby, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Skansen and Royal Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Storkyrkan and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Sodermalm, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Stockholm, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 67°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Visby, Sweden

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall. On the next day, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Visby trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Visby takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Visby

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Gothenburg, Sweden

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Volvo Museum and then head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), then examine the collection at Aeroseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritiman.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gothenburg online vacation builder.

You can fly from Visby to Gothenburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Museums · Nature

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Gallery of Denmark and St. Alban's Church. Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek capture your imagination. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to Our Saviour's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip builder website.

Getting from Gothenburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.