13 days in Sweden Itinerary

13 days in Sweden Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 1 night
Visby, Gotland
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
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Stockholm — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vasa Museum and Skansen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taby Centrum and Medeltidsmuseet. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, stroll around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Stockholm is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kiruna.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
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Kiruna — 1 night

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 6th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kiruna online visit planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Kiruna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in January, you will find days in Kiruna are a bit cooler (-11°C), and nights are much colder (-20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Visby.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 7th (Sun), stop by Gotlands delikatesser, admire the natural beauty at Botaniska Tradgarden, then steep yourself in history at Visby City Wall, and finally examine the collection at Gotlands Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tofta strand, then identify plant and animal life at Folhammar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Visby online route planner.

Fly from Kiruna to Visby in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kiruna in January, expect nights in Visby to be warmer, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Malmo.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Malmo — 4 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.
Visiting Smalandet Markaryds Algsafari and Tylosand Strand will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Halmstad Art & Design and Li Ljung Design – Smycken. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malmo: Helsingborg (Church of St. Mary & Sofiero Palace), Absolut Home (in Ahus) and Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand (in Halmstad). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Lund Cathedral, snap pictures at Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Apoteket Lejonet.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Malmo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Visby to Malmo in 4 hours. January in Malmo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
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Sweden travel guide

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.