8 days in Sweden Itinerary

8 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Stockholm
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Visby, Gotland
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Kiruna
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. Get some cultural insight at Medeltidsmuseet and Monteliusvagen. Venture out of the city with trips to Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum & Uppsala Domkyrka). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Army Museum, admire the masterpieces at Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet), take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm route planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Stockholm. When traveling from Kuwait City in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Visby.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Visby, Gotland

— 1 night
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 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Gotlands Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Visby City Wall.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Visby trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Visby takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Visby sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kiruna.

Things to do in Visby

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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 1st (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kiruna tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Visby to Kiruna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Visby in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Kiruna, with highs around -6°C, while nights are colder with lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiruna

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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.