Southern Sweden

8 nights / 9 days

Stockholm / Karlstad / Gothenburg / Malmö / Kalmar / Linköping

Southern Sweden offers many highlights; Stockholm – the capital of Sweden, Astrid Lindgren’s World, Kalmar, the Kingdom of Crystal, Öland Island, Visingsö Island, Göta Canal and Gripsholm Castle. Go on a journey to discover all of them in just a week!

Day 1: Arrival in Stockholm

Arrival in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Stockholm city has an abundance of charm, history and tradition. This urban and trendy city will impress you with its interesting museums and castles. The city keeps its warm atmosphere apparent in the old town. Take time to explore the small and winding alley ways – the perfect area to find a suitable restaurant for the evening.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Stockholm city center

Day 2: Stockholm – Karlstad

Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you will travel to Karlstad, a city located just by the largest lake in Sweden – Lake Vänern. Lake Vänern offers experiences for all senses all year round. Where sea meets land there is beautiful scenery, culture, good food and many other things that will fill you with joy.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Karlstad

Day 3:  Karlstad – Gothenburg

After breakfast departure from Karlstad in southwest direction towards Gothenburg.

Gothenburg or the Swedish name, Göteborg, is Sweden’s second largest city and has always been the natural gateway to the West. Gothenburg is a city characterized by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. It has the pulse of a big city, cultural experiences, beautiful countryside and shopping, all within comfortable walking distance in the city centre.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Gothenburg city center

Day 4: Gothenburg – Malmö

Breakfast at the hotel. Make your way to the train station where you will depart towards Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city seen to population. In 2005 the skyline changed with the completion of skyscraper Turning Torso. For all the expansion, Malmö is a small, friendly city with a good choice of cultural attractions, including the new Moderna Museet Malmö. Look out for Malmö’s many quality restaurants and bistros and great cafés. And the shopping isn’t bad either, especially if you’re looking for Swedish design-ware and hip, new Swedish fashion labels.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Malmö city center

Day 5: Malmö – Kalmar

After breakfast you will take the train to the historic town of Kalmar, one of Sweden’s oldest cities. History is waiting around each corner. We recommend a walk down the cobbled streets in the Old Town and a visit to Kalmar Castle, which has a history dating back 800 years. Today the castle is a living renaissance palace with room for both banquets and conferences.
Furthermore Öland Island is worth the visit, which is the smallest province in Sweden, and the Swedes’ favourite summer holiday destination. On this island you will find 400 windmills, 34 churches, 16 ancient fortifications, 34 orchid species, the highest lighthouse in Sweden, the largest windmill in Scandinavia, one of Europe’s longest bridges and the largest castle ruin in northern Europe, the Alvaret – a bare limestone biotype not found anywhere else in the world.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Kalmar

Day 6: Kalmar – Linköping

Today you will continue your train journey to Linköping, Sweden’s fifth largest city. When approaching the city you can see the tower of the Cathedral rise above the plain from miles away. The Cathedral is one of the finest buildings in Scandinavia and Sweden’s best preserved medieval cathedral. Just north of the city you will have the Berg Locks, with more than 7 levels and a height difference of 18 meters.
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Linköping city center

Day 7: Linköping – Stockholm

After breakfast you will take the train back to Sweden’s capital. The rest of the day is yours to continue exploring Stockholm. Our recommended top 10 include the following: Gamla Stan – The Old Town, Vasamuseét – The Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, Kungliga Slottet – The Royal Palace, Stadshuset – The City Hall, Drottningholms Slott – The Drottningholm Palace, Östermalmshallen – The Östermalm Food Court, Millesgården – Art Museum, Moderna Museét – Museum of Modern Art and Kungsträdgården – City Park. Enjoy!
Accommodation in 3* hotel in Stockholm city center

Day 8: Departure from Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stockholm according to your own itinerary.