32 days in Sweden Itinerary

32 days in Sweden Itinerary

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32 days in Sweden Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Lund
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Gothenburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Jonkoping
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kalmar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Stockholm
— 13 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
Lund

Lund ©
Small enough to cover on foot in a single afternoon, Lund boasts one of Europe's oldest and most prominent universities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lunds domkyrka and Hovdala Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Hovs Hallar (in Bastad), Hallands Vadero (in Torekov) and Sofiero Slott (in Helsingborg). The adventure continues: take in the views from Oresund Bridge, admire the striking features of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church), and don't miss a visit to Stortorget.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lund trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Lund is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get slightly colder in Lund: highs are around 45°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Lund

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malmo, Hallands Vadero, Sofiero Slott, Hovdala Castle, Hovs Hallar
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Hovs Hallar ©
Hovs Hallar
Lunds domkyrka ©
Lunds domkyrka
Sofiero Slott
Sofiero Slott

6
days
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 Southern Goteborg Archipelago. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Lygnern (in Kungsbacka), Havesten (in Fargelanda) and Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil). And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Liseberg, admire the striking features of Fish Church, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, and get curious at Universeum.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg tour planner.

Traveling by train from Lund to Gothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jonkoping.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lygnern, Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Havesten
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
Liseberg ©
Liseberg

4
days
Jonkoping

Jonkoping ©
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 61,559 inhabitants . Visit Mariestad Cathedral and Kungslena Kyrka for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Swedish Air Force Museum and Ingatorps kyrka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jonkoping: Astrid Lindgren's World (in Vimmerby), Gamla Stan (in Eksjo) and Mariannelunds Karamellkokeri (in Mariannelund). There's more to do: stop by Lassagardens Keramik.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jonkoping itinerary maker.

Getting from Gothenburg to Jonkoping by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalmar.

Things to do in Jonkoping

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mariestad Cathedral, Ingatorps kyrka, The Swedish Air Force Museum, Astrid Lindgren's World, Kungslena Kyrka
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Astrid Lindgren's World ©
Astrid Lindgren's World
The Swedish Air Force Museum ©
The Swedish Air Force Museum
Mariestad Cathedral ©
Mariestad Cathedral

3
days
Kalmar

Kalmar
Kalmar is a city in Småland in the south-east of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalmar Castle and Klackeberga Kyrka. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalmar: Malilla Algpark (in Malilla), Transjo Hytte (in Kosta) and Eriksberg Wildlife Park (in Transum). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, take in the views from Olandsbron, look for gifts at Gerdas Te & Kaffehandel, and take an in-depth tour of Kalmar County Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalmar travel planner.

You can drive from Jonkoping to Kalmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kalmar sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malilla Algpark, Transjo Hytte, Eriksberg Wildlife Park
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Malilla Algpark
Malilla Algpark
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Cathedral ©
Kalmar Cathedral

13
days
Stockholm

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Royal Palace and Skansen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Seglora Kyrka. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall.

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Traveling by flight from Kalmar to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uppsala Domkyrka, Millesgården
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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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