Explore Sweden’s three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, with relaxing, scenic journeys between each destination. This 8-day tour includes travel by modern, comfortable trains and overnight stays in the cities, giving you plenty of free time to explore the cities on your own, at your own pace.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Ride the rails through Sweden on comfortable trains
  • Enjoy the charms of Swedish Fika in Gamla Stan
  • Stroll the quaint streets of Gothenburg
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Learn about Swedish royalty at castles and palaces

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


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Day 1

Fly to Stockholm

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Day 1


When you arrive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, go to Stockholm city centre. Many travellers opt to take the express train to Stockholm Central Station, but we also offer direct private transfers. After settling in at your hotel, spend the day exploring the beautiful city. Stroll the well-known street Drottninggatan, where you can shop and feel the vibe of the capital city. You could also walk in the surrounding area of Östermalm, where you will find interesting shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Scandinavian culture.

Spend the night in Stockholm.

Sweden by Train
Sweden by Train
Day 2


Today you will explore the heart of scenic Stockholm. We recommend exploring the capital by foot, visiting attractions such as the Old Town (Gamla Stan), where you will find the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churches, beautiful cobblestone streets and medieval houses.

After some time at Gamla Stan, you can take a short ferry ride to the nearby island Djurgården, a cultural oasis with something for everyone. Here, you will find the kitschy Abba Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park, and the Skansen open-air museum. It is ideal to spend the afternoon here, exploring the grounds and many attractions.

Spend the night in Stockholm.

Day 3


After breakfast, it’s time to board the train to Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city. During your journey, relax and enjoy the idyllic scenery of the southern Swedish countryside as you envision the exciting activities that await you! After arriving and settling in at your hotel in Malmö’s city centre, we recommend a visit to Lilla Torg. This marketplace is a popular local meeting point and one of the cosiest places in the city, offering a wide variety of restaurants and cafes.

Spend the night in Malmö.

Sweden by Train
Sweden by Train
Day 4

Explore Malmo

Today you will continue to enjoy the Malmö area. We recommend visiting Slottsholmen, where you find the Malmöhus Castle, a Renaissance castle and fortress with an intriguing history, as well as the Malmö Art Museum. You can also head down to the harbour to look at the Turning Torso, a remarkable skyscraper that twists 90 degrees from top to bottom.

Another possibility is to take the train over the nearly 8 km (5 mile) long Øresund Bridge (Öresundsbron), to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Here you can visit all the main sights, such as the famous Little Mermaid statue, the National Museum and Christiansborg Palace, the Ströget shopping street, as well as the always entertaining Tivoli.

Spend another night in Malmö.

Day 5


After breakfast, head to the train station for your journey to yet another exciting city and admire the beautiful landscapes on the ride to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Once you have arrived and settled in at your hotel in Gothenburg’s city centre, we highly recommend a leisurely walk down Avenyn, the main shopping street that is full of interesting stores, fine restaurants, and quaint, colourful buildings.

Spend the night in Gothenburg.

Sweden by Train
Sweden by Train
Day 6


Spend the day discovering more of Gothenburg. We recommend a visit to the Feskekôrka fish market, the bountiful botanical gardens and the fun Liseberg amusement park. Art lovers should make a stop at the Gothenburg Museum of Art followed by an afternoon Fika in Haga, which has charming cobblestone streets, and 19th century houses with wooden facades.

Spend the night in Gothenburg.

Day 7


Today you will board the return train to Stockholm, and the rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Stockholm at leisure. Once in Stockholm, we recommend the panoramic view from Fjällgatan in Södermalm , and whilst here, do not miss a visit to the bohemian area of SOFO – “South of Folkungagatan”. This area has an architectural mix of historical red wooden houses with early 20th century houses. There’s also vintage shopping and cosy cafés, where you can enjoy Swedish “fika”.

In the summer months, you can spend the afternoon at Fjäderholmarna, the closest of Stockholm’s Archipelago islands, where you can take a guided tour, browse the local handicrafts and enjoy an authentic Swedish dinner.

Spend the night in Stockholm.

Sweden by Train
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Day 8

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

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When to travel

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Sweden experiences a temperate climate with mild temperatures and moderate humidity throughout the year. The best time to visit Sweden is during the summer months of June to August, when the days are long, and the sun shines brightly. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and picnicking. The autumn season, from September to November, is also a great time to visit as the leaves change color and create a picturesque landscape. The winters can be quite cold, but they offer unique activities like ice skating, skiing, and watching the Northern Lights. Overall, Sweden has something to offer in every season and is a great destination to visit year-round.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Sweden itinerary. Several nearby countries could make great additions to your trip. Denmark, Norway, and Finland are all neighbouring countries that offer unique experiences and attractions. Denmark is just a short ferry ride from southern Sweden and is known for its charming cities, picturesque countryside, and world-famous cuisine. Norway boasts stunning natural scenery to the west of Sweden, including fjords and mountains. To the east of Sweden, Finland offers a chance to experience the Northern Lights and explore the country’s rich culture and history.

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