42 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Fly
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Kiruna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abisko
— 3 nights
Fly to Stockholm, Train to Linkoping
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Linkoping
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karlstad
— 4 nights
Train
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Gothenburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Malmo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Karlskrona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalmar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Visby, Gotland
— 5 nights
Fly
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Stockholm
— 8 nights
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Kiruna — 2 nights

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 19th (Sat): make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, and finally get a dose of the wild on Ice Driving. On the next day, discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre, then see the interesting displays at Samegarden Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kiruna Kyrka.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kiruna day trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Kiruna is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Kiruna reach -4°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Abisko.
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Abisko — 3 nights

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lights Over Lapland and Abisko National Park. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Bjorkliden Ski Resort, see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Abisko trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kiruna to Abisko takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiruna in November, expect Abisko to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Linkoping.
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Linkoping — 3 nights

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. Explore hidden gems such as Linkoping Cathedral and Flygvapenmuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Motala Motor Museum and Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Linkoping with a short trip to Astrid Lindgren's Worlds guest in Vimmerby, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tradgardsforeningen, see human ingenuity at work at Norsholms sluss, Gota kanal, explore the historical opulence of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum, and stop by Cloetta.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Linkoping day trip planning tool.

Getting from Abisko to Linkoping by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. November in Linkoping sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Karlstad.
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Karlstad — 4 nights

Karlstad Municipality is a municipality in Värmland County in west central Sweden. Get a sense of the local culture at Wadkoping Open Air Museum and Medelplana Kyrka. Explore hidden gems such as Naturguide Tiveden and Mariebergsskogen. Venture out of the city with trips to Lacko Castle (in Lidkoping) and Deje kraftstation (in Forshaga). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sandgrund Lars Lerin, appreciate the history behind Karl IX - Karlstads grundare, see the interesting displays at Brigadmuseum, and take in the views from Ostra Bron.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Karlstad journey maker website.

Drive from Linkoping to Karlstad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volvo Museum and Tandsticksmuseet. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) and Aeroseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Varberg (Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning & Spas), No Limit Street Art Boras (in Boras) and Carlstens Fastning (in Marstrand). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, examine the collection at Maritiman, take in the exciting artwork at Goteborgs Konsthall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Karlstad to Gothenburg by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Malmo.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disgusting Food Museum and Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Technology & Maritime Museum and Hasse & Tage-museet. Venture out of the city with trips to Absolut Home (in Ahus) and Ales Stenar (in Ystad). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lund Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Malmo Saluhall, and walk around Kungsparken.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Malmo trip planner.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Malmo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Malmo, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Karlskrona.
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Karlskrona — 2 nights

Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010. On the 11th (Sun), learn about all things military at Museum for Mobile Coastal Artillery, then don't miss a visit to Karlskrona Konserthus, then take an in-depth tour of Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Marine Museum Karlskrona. On your second day here, tee off at Carlskrona Golfbana, see the interesting displays at Karlshamns Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carl Gustafs kyrka.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karlskrona road trip site.

Traveling by car from Malmo to Karlskrona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malmo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Karlskrona, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.
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Kalmar — 3 nights

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kalmar County Museum and Kalmar Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swedish Glass Museum and Ölandsbron. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalmar: Borgholms Slott (in Borgholm) and Vaxjo Cathedral (in Vaxjo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral and contemplate the long history of Stortorget.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalmar vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Karlskrona to Kalmar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kalmar are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Visby.
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Visby, Gotland — 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Visby City Wall and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Botaniska Tradgarden and Krysmyntagarden. Change things up with these side-trips from Visby: Larbro (Hall Kyrka, Blase Kalkbruk, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Nicolai Ruin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hogklint Naturreservat, and delve into the distant past at Drottens ruin.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Visby journey site.

Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Visby takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Visby are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm — 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Uppsala Domkyrka and Medeltidsmuseet. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde and Arsenalen - Sveriges Forsvarsfordonsmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Gripsholm Castle (in Mariefred), Sala Silvergruva (in Sala) and Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum, Botaniska Tradgarden, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and step off the mainland to explore Skeppsholmen.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Stockholm online travel route builder.

Getting from Visby to Stockholm by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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