20 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

20 days in Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Halmstad, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Lund, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Ystad, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Moen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Helsingoer, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 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 30th (Fri), get curious at Universeum, then step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, then stop by Fish Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kvarnbyn, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), then see the interesting displays at Maritiman, and finally try your luck at Casino Cosmopol Goteborg.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg trip planner.

London, UK to Gothenburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature

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Halmstad, Sweden

— 2 nights
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Nissan, steep yourself in history at Galgberget, and then stroll through Tylosand Strand. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Railway Museum Angelholm, examine the collection at Angelholms Flygmuseum, and then identify plant and animal life at Hallands Vadero.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halmstad trip planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Halmstad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Halmstad are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lund.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lund, Sweden

— 2 nights

Reading City

Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden) and then contemplate the long history of Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Barseback and then take an in-depth tour of Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lund travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Halmstad to Lund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Lund

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Malmo, Sweden

— 3 nights

Sweden's Berlin

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kungsparken and Torup Castle. Get outdoors at Kullakajak and Ljunghusens Golfbana. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Oresund Bridge and play a few rounds at Bokskogens Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malmo journey planning site.

Malmo is very close to Lund. October in Malmo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ystad.

Things to do in Malmo

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Ystad, Sweden

— 2 nights
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Stenshuvud National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Osterlenchoklad and then explore the historical opulence of Christinehofs Ekopark.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ystad day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Malmo to Ystad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ystad are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moen.

Things to do in Ystad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Moen, Denmark

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Elmelunde Kirke, then explore the historical opulence of Liselund, then explore the striking landscape at Mons Klint, and finally examine the collection at Geo Center Mons Klint. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Moen Golf Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nyord Church, and then examine the collection at Thorsvang - Danmarks Samlermuseum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moen trip planner.

Getting from Ystad to Moen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ystad in October since evenings lows in Moen dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Moen

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Museums

Helsingoer, Denmark

— 2 nights
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, look for all kinds of wild species at Troldeskoven, and then explore the historical opulence of Kronborg. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nordsjaellands Kattegatkyst and then play a few rounds at Asserbo Golf Club.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsingoer day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Moen to Helsingoer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Moen in October since evenings lows in Helsingoer dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsingoer

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eskebjerg Vesterlyng and Gammel Strand. Nyhavn and Stroeget are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: make a trip to National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsingoer to Copenhagen in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

4.2
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.