10 days in Sweden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sweden route planner
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Fly
1
Stockholm
— 3 nights
Train
2
Linkoping
— 1 night
Drive
3
Varnhem
Drive
4
Kalmar
— 1 night
Fly
5
Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Gothenburg
— 2 nights
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Stockholm — 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head off the coast to Skeppsholmen. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, then make a trip to Stortorget, then explore the historical opulence of Gripsholm Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppsala Domkyrka.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Stockholm online travel planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Stockholm is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Belgrade in December, you will find days in Stockholm are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Linkoping.
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Linkoping — 1 night

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Flygvapenmuseum, then make a trip to Bergs slussar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Linkoping trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Stockholm to Linkoping takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Linkoping, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Varnhem.
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Varnhem

Varnhem is a locality situated in Skara Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 707 inhabitants in 2010.Varnhem is the location of the oldest known stone church in Sweden outside of Scania, erected in the 1040s at the latest. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Vambs kyrka and then pause for some serene contemplation at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Varnhem driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Linkoping to Varnhem takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalmar.
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Kalmar — 1 night

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Kalmar Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalmar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Varnhem to Kalmar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Kalmar, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Visby.
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Visby, Gotland — 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Lummelundagrottan, contemplate the long history of St. Nicolai Ruin, then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum, and then stop by F & Th Ödins Garveri AB Ödins Garveri.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Visby trip maker app.

You can fly from Kalmar to Visby in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg — 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.
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Masthuggskyrkan, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Slottsskogen, and finally stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). On the next day, examine the collection at Maritiman, stop by Feskekorka, get to know the fascinating history of Haga, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum), and finally examine the collection at Aeroseum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Visby to Gothenburg takes 5 hours. December in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Sweden travel guide

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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.
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