28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Malmo, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Ystad, Sweden
— 1 night
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Simrishamn, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kristianstad, Sweden
— 1 night
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Karlskrona, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
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Vaxjo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Jonkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
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Granna, Sweden
— 1 night
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Lidkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Fjallbacka, Sweden
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsingborg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Bremen, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg road trip planning app.

Antwerp, Belgium to Hamburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malmo.

Things to do in Hamburg

Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from Malmo with a short trip to Skanes Djurpark in Hoor, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, make a trip to Little Square, walk around Kungsparken, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malmo day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hamburg to Malmo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ystad.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Ystad, Sweden

— 1 night
Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ystad Studios Visitor Center, make a trip to Ales Stenar, get a taste of the local shopping with Charlotte Berlins Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Abbey in Ystad, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sankta Maria Kyrka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ystad holiday planning website.

You can drive from Malmo to Ystad in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Ystad, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Simrishamn.

Things to do in Ystad

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Simrishamn, Sweden

— 1 night
Simrishamn is a locality and the seat of Simrishamn Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 6,527 inhabitants in 2010. For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Simrishamn online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ystad to Simrishamn takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Kristianstad.

Things to do in Simrishamn

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Kristianstad, Sweden

— 1 night
Kristianstad is a city and the seat of Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 40,145 inhabitants in 2016. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Trinity, identify plant and animal life at Naturum Vattenriket, then explore the historical opulence of Bäckaskog slott, and finally stop by Art In Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kristianstad trip planner.

You can drive from Simrishamn to Kristianstad in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kristianstad can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Karlskrona.

Things to do in Kristianstad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Karlskrona, Sweden

— 1 night
Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010. On the 21st (Sat), expand your understanding of the military at The Kungsholm Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum, then brush up on your military savvy at Marine Museum Karlskrona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Amiralitetskyrkan, Ulrica Pia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karlskrona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kristianstad to Karlskrona takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.

Things to do in Karlskrona

Museums · Historic Sites

Kalmar, Sweden

— 1 night
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and then snap pictures at Ölandsbron.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kalmar trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Karlskrona to Kalmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaxjo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites

Vaxjo, Sweden

— 1 night
Växjö is a city and the seat of Växjö Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaxjo Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Emigrantinstitutets Vänner, and then don't miss a visit to Kronobergs slottsruin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaxjo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalmar to Vaxjo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Jonkoping.

Things to do in Vaxjo

Museums · Historic Sites

Jonkoping, Sweden

— 1 night
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tandsticksmuseet, then see the interesting displays at Husqvarna Museum, and then walk around Jönköpings Stadspark.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jonkoping online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vaxjo to Jonkoping takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granna.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Granna, Sweden

— 1 night
Gränna is a locality situated in Jönköping Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 2,553 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Alvastra Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Brahehus, then examine the collection at Grenna Museum, and finally look for gifts at Polkapojkarna.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Granna driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jonkoping to Granna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lidkoping.

Things to do in Granna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Lidkoping, Sweden

— 1 night
Lidköping is a locality and the seat of Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Spikens Fiskehamn and then step into the grandiose world of Lacko Castle.

Plan a Lidkoping trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Granna to Lidkoping takes 2.5 hours. In August in Lidkoping, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Lidkoping

Parks · Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lidkoping to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 30th (Mon), stop by Outland Oslo and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then walk around Vigeland Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stockholm in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Fjallbacka.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Fjallbacka, Sweden

— 1 night
Fjällbacka is a locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.Notable residentsThe actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fjallbacka trip builder.

Drive from Oslo to Fjallbacka in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fjallbacka when traveling from Oslo in September, with lows around 11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Fjallbacka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Fjallbacka to Gothenburg in 1.5 hours. September in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Helsingborg, Sweden

— 1 night

Pearl of the Strait

A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary, don't miss a visit to Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropikariet, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kullagatan. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sofiero Palace, then don't miss a visit to Nimis, then make a trip to Kullen Lighthouse, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Kullabergsguiderna.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsingborg trip planner.

Drive from Gothenburg to Helsingborg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, wander the streets of Christiania, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsingborg to Copenhagen in 1.5 hours. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Bremen, Germany

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, steep yourself in history at Bremer Rathaus, make a trip to Marktplatz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, and finally make a trip to Bremer Stadtmusikanten.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bremen journey planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Bremen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites

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.