21 days in Sweden Itinerary

21 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden itinerary planner

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Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo
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Malmo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Eksjo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kalmar
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Stockholm
— 6 nights
Fly
5
Kiruna
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Abisko
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Vindeln
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lulea
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Gothenburg
— 3 nights
Fly

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Malmo

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Sibbarps Saltsjobad, snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, and then look for gifts at Emporia Shopping Center. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Stortorget, then don't miss a visit to Little Square, then admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Malmo online sightseeing planner.

Berlin, Germany to Malmo is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Eksjo.

Things to do in Malmo

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eksjo

— 1 night
Eksjö is a locality and the seat of Eksjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 9,701 inhabitants in 2010.HistoryThe city of Eksjö most likely appeared sometime in the Middle Ages when it was the centre for the thing, a regional council. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Eksjo Museum and then make a trip to Gamla Stan.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eksjo tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Malmo to Eksjo in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malmo in December: high temperatures in Eksjo hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalmar.

Things to do in Eksjo

Museums

Kalmar

— 2 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the views from Ölandsbron, then stop by Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Stortorget. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Kalmar Golfbana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Klackeberga Kyrka, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Stadsparken.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalmar day trip planning site.

Drive from Eksjo to Kalmar in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Skansen, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden, and have fun and explore at Junibacken.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kiruna

— 2 nights
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kiruna Stadshuset, examine the collection at Sami Siida - Markanbaiki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ice Driving.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kiruna road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Kiruna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect nights in Kiruna to be cooler, around -16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Abisko.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Abisko

— 2 nights
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Mount Njulla and then look and learn at Aurora Sky Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Abisko online journey builder.

You can drive from Kiruna to Abisko in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kiruna, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Abisko, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vindeln.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Vindeln

— 1 night
Vindeln is a locality and the seat of Vindeln Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden with 2,333 inhabitants in 2010.ClimateVindeln has a subarctic climate that is mildened for its latitude by its proximity to the Gulf Stream airflow. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vindelalvens naturcentrum and then get outside with Aurora Borealis Adventures.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vindeln online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Abisko to Vindeln in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Abisko in January, expect Vindeln to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Vindeln

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Lulea

— 2 nights
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Town Hall Square, get outside with Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland, then steep yourself in history at Gammelstad Church Town, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Harbour Crane. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Lulea Adventure Hundspann, trek along Isbanan, and then contemplate the long history of Siknasfortet.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lulea online vacation planner.

Getting from Vindeln to Lulea by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Vindeln in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lulea, with lows around -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Gothenburg

— 3 nights

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.
Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Liseberg amusement park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), have some family-friendly fun at Teamtastic Goteborg, and view the masterpieces at Goteborgs Konsthall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lulea to Gothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Gothenburg is somewhat warmer than Lulea - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.