55 days in Sweden Itinerary

55 days in Sweden Itinerary

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55 days in Sweden Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Stockholm
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Linkoping
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lidkoping
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Gothenburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Malmo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Vaxjo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Kalmar
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Visby, Gotland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Vasteras
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Borlange
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Gavle
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Chandigarh

8
nights
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fotografiska Stockholm and Skansen. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, engage your brain at Nobel Prize Museum, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online road trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Stockholm is minus 4 hours. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Linkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Linkoping

Linkoping ©
Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Do some cultural sightseeing at Flygvapenmuseum and Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Linkoping: S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae (in Vadstena), Hafla Hammarsmedja (in Finspang) and Kolmården Zoo (in Kolmarden). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Göta Canal, don't miss a visit to Bergs slussar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Linkoping Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest.

Before you visit Linkoping, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Stockholm to Linkoping in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Linkoping, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lidkoping.

Things to do in Linkoping

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest, S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, Göta Canal, Bergs slussar, Kolmården Zoo
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Kolmården Zoo ©
Kolmården Zoo
Flygvapenmuseum ©
Flygvapenmuseum
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum ©
Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum

5
nights
Lidkoping

Lidkoping ©
Lidköping is a locality and the seat of Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lacko Castle and Vitlycke Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lidkoping: Greby Gravfalt (in Grebbestad), Hogsbyns Hallristningar (in Bengtsfors) and von Echstedtska Garden (in Saffle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Rock Carvings in Tanum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, enjoy breathtaking views from Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum, and examine the collection at Tandsticksmuseet.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lidkoping route planner .

Getting from Linkoping to Lidkoping by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lidkoping sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Lidkoping

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanumshede, Falkoping, Jonkoping, Karlstad, von Echstedtska Garden
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Vitlycke Museum ©
Vitlycke Museum
von Echstedtska Garden ©
von Echstedtska Garden
Dalenmuseet ©
Dalenmuseet

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Haga and No Limit Street Art Boras. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gothenburg: Lodose Museum (in Lodose), Sillmuseum (in Kladesholmen) and Tjoloholms Castle (in Fjaras). There's much more to do: get curious at Universeum, examine the collection at Aeroseum, head outdoors with Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Lidkoping to Gothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marstrand, Tjoloholms Castle, Lodose Museum, Jonsereds Tradgardar, No Limit Street Art Boras
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Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga
No Limit Street Art Boras ©
No Limit Street Art Boras

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lund Cathedral and Malmohus. Venture out of the city with trips to Ales Stenar (in Ystad), Hallestads kyrka (in Lund) and Eslovs Leksaksmuseum (in Eslov). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, walk around Kungsparken, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Mary, and admire the natural beauty at Sofiero Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Malmo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. July in Malmo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vaxjo.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lund, Helsingborg, Kullen Lighthouse, Ales Stenar, Fiskedragsmuseet
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Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace

4
nights
Vaxjo

Vaxjo ©
Växjö is a city and the seat of Växjö Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden. Get a sense of the local culture at IKEA Museum and Sagomuseet. Explore Vaxjo's surroundings by going to Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum (in Rydaholm), Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari (in Markaryd) and Bilkyrkogarden i Ryd (in Tingsryd). The adventure continues: get curious at Bergdala Glastekniska Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaxjo Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Granhults Kyrka, and stroll the grounds of Annelundskyrkan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaxjo trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Malmo to Vaxjo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kalmar.

Things to do in Vaxjo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ljungby, Bilkyrkogarden i Ryd, Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari, Eksjohovgards Castle, Smalands bil musik och leksaksmuseum
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IKEA Museum ©
IKEA Museum
Nassjo Konsthall ©
Nassjo Konsthall
Bergdala Glastekniska Museum ©
Bergdala Glastekniska Museum

4
nights
Kalmar

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalmar Castle and Klackeberga Kyrka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalmar: Marine Museum Karlskrona (in Karlskrona) and Kristianopels Kyrka (in Fagelmara). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Stortorget, and explore the world behind art at Kalmar Konstmuseum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalmar tour planner.

Traveling by train from Vaxjo to Kalmar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Visby.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Marine Museum Karlskrona, Kristianopels Kyrka
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Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Visby City Wall and Bungemuseet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Visby: Museum Lars Jonsson (in Burgsvik), Grogarnsberget (in Katthammarsvik) and Larbro (Blase Kalkbruk & Hall Kyrka). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Föreningen Gotlandståget, look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat, head off the coast to Stora Karlso, and admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Visby trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Kalmar to Visby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Visby are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Vasteras.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Gotland, Larbro, Kalla Odekyrka, Bungemuseet, Grogarnsberget
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Botaniska Tradgarden ©
Botaniska Tradgarden
Föreningen Gotlandståget ©
Föreningen Gotlandståget
Visby City Wall ©
Visby City Wall

5
nights
Vasteras

Vasteras ©
Västerås is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100km west of Stockholm. Get some cultural insight at Sala Silvergruva and Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna. Get out of town with these interesting Vasteras side-trips: Gamla Pershyttans Bergsmansby Kulturreservat (in Nora), Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan (in Arboga) and Wadkoping Open Air Museum (in Orebro). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Oljeon, see the interesting displays at Stromsholm Palace, browse the exhibits of Vallby Open Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Harkeberga kyrka.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasteras trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Visby to Vasteras takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Vasteras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Borlange.

Things to do in Vasteras

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Strangnas, Enkoping, Kagleholms Slottsruin, Sala Silvergruva, Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan
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Sala Silvergruva ©
Sala Silvergruva
Oljeon ©
Oljeon
Strangnas domkyrka ©
Strangnas domkyrka

4
nights
Borlange

Borlange ©
Borlänge Municipality is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden, with an area of 586.4 km². Get some cultural insight at Falu Gruva and Zornsgarden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Borlange: Stora Hyttnas (in Sundborn), Rattvik (Dalhalla & Langbryggan) and Zorn Museum (in Mora). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gyllbergen Naturreservat, see the interesting displays at Munthe's Hildasholm, stroll through Naturum Dalarna, and partake in some friendly competition at Rummet i Borlange.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Borlange trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vasteras to Borlange takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Borlange can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gavle.

Things to do in Borlange

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mora, Rattvik, Naturum Dalarna, Munthe's Hildasholm, Stora Hyttnas
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Zorn Museum ©
Zorn Museum
Falu Gruva ©
Falu Gruva
Stora Hyttnas ©
Stora Hyttnas

4
nights
Gavle

Gavle ©
Gävle is a city in Sweden, the seat of Gävle Municipality and the capital of Gävleborg County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Prison Museum of Sweden and Arsunda Vikingagard. Venture out of the city with trips to Dannemora Gruvor (in Dannemora), Gysinge (Naturum Farnebofjarden & Brandbilsmuseet i Gysinge) and Soderhamn F15 Flight Museum (in Soderhamn). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Jarnvagsmuseet, explore the activities along Axmar bruk, and walk around Boulognerskogen City Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gavle tour site .

You can drive from Borlange to Gavle in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gavle

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gysinge, Arsunda Vikingagard, Dannemora Gruvor, Soderhamn F15 Flight Museum, Axmar bruk
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Jarnvagsmuseet ©
Jarnvagsmuseet
Soderhamn F15 Flight Museum ©
Soderhamn F15 Flight Museum
Arsunda Vikingagard ©
Arsunda Vikingagard

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