17 days in Sweden Itinerary

17 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Stockholm
— 6 nights
Fly
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Umea
— 1 night
Drive
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Lulea
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stockholm
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gothenburg
— 1 night
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Stockholm

— 6 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip site.

Bucharest, Romania to Stockholm is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In December in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll set off for Umea on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Umea

— 1 night
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Umea tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Stockholm to Umea in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Umea is little chillier than Stockholm - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lulea.

Things to do in Umea

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Lulea

— 4 nights
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Venture out of the city with trips to Pitea (Town Hall Square & Pite Havsbad Aventyrsbad). There's lots more to do: hike along Isbanan, contemplate the long history of Gammelstad Church Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Lulea domkyrka, and relax and rejuvenate at Clarion Sense Spa.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lulea trip app.

Traveling by car from Umea to Lulea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lulea can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Stockholm.

Things to do in Lulea

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

Stockholm

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

Explore Stockholm further: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, and get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lulea to Stockholm in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Stockholm is somewhat warmer than Lulea - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gothenburg

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks

Sweden travel guide

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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.