17 days in Sweden Itinerary

17 days in Sweden Itinerary

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17 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Drive:  45​min
1
Malmo
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Helsingborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Gothenburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Stockholm
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Uppsala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mariehamn, Aland Island

2
nights
Malmo

Malmo ©
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 2nd (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), don't miss a visit to Little Square, admire the striking features of HSB Turning Torso, then step into the grandiose world of Malmohus, and finally snap pictures at Oresund Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden), then make a trip to Stortorget, and finally walk around Kungsparken.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmo day trip app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsingborg.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lund
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Kungsparken ©
Kungsparken
Oresund Bridge ©
Oresund Bridge
Little Square ©
Little Square

2
nights
Helsingborg

Helsingborg ©
A scenic coastal city known for its lively waterfront area overlooked by a medieval castle, Helsingborg considers itself Sweden's gateway to Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle, Kullen Lighthouse and Church of St. Mary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle, steep yourself in history at Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropikariet, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sofiero Palace. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Island of Ven, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kullen Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsingborg travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Malmo to Helsingborg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsingborg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Helsingborg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Island of Ven, Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle, Kullen Lighthouse
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Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace
Island of Ven ©
Island of Ven
Tropikariet ©
Tropikariet

3
nights
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), Maritiman and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gothenburg online travel planner .

You can drive from Helsingborg to Gothenburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Visby.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

2
nights
Visby, Gotland

Visby ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Nicolai Ruin and Nar Fyr. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and finally make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, Head underground at Lummelundagrottan, and then make a trip to Nar Fyr.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Visby trip site .

You can fly from Gothenburg to Visby in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. August in Visby sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

4
nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
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, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, stroll through Stockholm Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Uppsala.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Uppsala

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stora Sundby Slott, Ekolsund Castle, Orbyhus Slott, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Ekolsund Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Prison Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uppsala Domkyrka, and finally examine the collection at Museum Gustavianum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Stora Sundby Slott, then make a trip to Orbyhus Slott, then explore the ancient world of Gamla Uppsala, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mariakyrkan.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uppsala online tour builder .

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Uppsala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Uppsala sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uppsala

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Stora Sundby Slott, Prison Island, Ekolsund Castle, Orbyhus Slott, Mariakyrkan
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Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala
Orbyhus Slott ©
Orbyhus Slott

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