Our stay in Stockholm actually lasted two and a half days and we did pretty much everything we had planned.
This post will not give our exact itinerary but all things you can do in 48 hours, considering we visited a few places more than once.
What to do in Stockholm in 48 hours
Gamla Stan: the Old Town is a must go! We ended up going there twice because the first time it was raining. But what is there to do? Walk and get lost on the narrow streets is the best thing to do!
Stortorget: this is the small square on Gamla Stan, and where you will find those famous colored buildings.
Royal Palace: there is a lot to see, like the Royal Apartments and the Treasury.
Gamla Stans Polkagris Kokeri: this is a lovely candy store in Gamla Stan. This was one of our daughter’s favorite place!
Fabrique: have something to eat at this bakery/coffee shop with amazing sandwiches and the famous kanellenbular (similar to cinnamon rolls, but with cardamom) .
City Hall: climb up inside the tower and enjoy a fantastic view over the city, but don’t go late because there are specific times for going up and they sell out fast.
Kungstradgarden: it seems like this park is very popular among Swedes. In one day we saw many children playing and having fun, and in another, a music festival was being held.
Boat Tour: we chose the Royal Canal Tour. To be honest, it wasn’t much fun. It was more of a resting time 🙂
Östermalmm Saluhall: This food hall is great and here is where we ate our first (and best) Swedish Meatballs!
Vasa Museum: This museum is impressive! (it’s the most visited museum in Scandinavia) It houses the 69 meter-long warship Vasa that sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. A must see!
Museum of National History: great if you are with children!
Södermalm: the hip neighborhood in Stockholm. We stayed there at Scandic Malmen Hotel, literally on top of a subway station (great for getting around + arriving and departuring).
Smorgasbord: you can’t miss this Sweden buffet-style meal. We had this experience (it’s much more than just a meal) at the Grand Hotel and highly recommend it!
Well, I hope this tips are useful for your trip to Stockholm. Have fun!
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