8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 day
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Ystad, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stockholm in October since evenings lows in Copenhagen dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 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 17th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Haga, don't miss a visit to Chalmers University of Technology, then explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, and finally get in on the family fun at Liseberg Amusement Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Teamtastic Goteborg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then take an in-depth tour of City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg tour planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 day

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ystad.
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Ystad, Sweden — 1 night

Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Abbey in Ystad, then make a trip to Ales Stenar, then see the interesting displays at Ystad Studios Visitor Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Ystads Teater.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ystad online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Ystad by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Ystad, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, then contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall, examine the collection at Vasa Museum, then have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip builder site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ystad to Stockholm in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Ystad in October, plan for little chillier nights in Stockholm, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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