You ‘ve made the decision: your next city trip will be Stockholm! The planning can begin. How many days should you stay in Stockholm? There is no clear answer to this. Much depends on your interests. Let’s assume that it is your first time in Stockholm. With the tips below we will together find out how many days in Stockholm you should plan when you are visiting the city for the first time.
Stockholm is a relatively small capital, but there is a lot to see. I recommend to visit as much as possible on foot. If you also want to visit some attractions just outside of the city, I would suggest taking public transport. Public transport in Stockholm is well organized.
How long should you stay in Stockholm?
Personally I would recommend going for at least 3 nights so that you have at least 3 full days in Stockholm. 3 days really seem like the minimum to enjoy the various aspects of the city. With 4 full days you will have some extra space to see something of the surroundings or to do everything at a slower pace.
Choose which islands you want to visit and make sure to reserve at least half a day for each neighbourhood, count a few extra hours if you like to visit museums. An absolute must see is the Vasa Museum. Reserve half a day to discover the museum at your leisure. I have been there 4 times myself and am still discovering interesting facts!
Stockholm is one third water and one third green. Nature is never far away. Just wandering around and enjoying Stockholm is the best thing I know. Save time for wandering and relaxing. Laid back is a word that fits nicely with Stockholm. Don’t overfill your program, but make sure you also have time for a Swedish fika!
The best extension of your city trip to Stockholm
Would you like to make a trip to the archipelago? Then plan a city trip of at least 4 full days. The archipelago of Stockholm has 30,000 islands so plenty of choice. The nearest islands, Fjäderholmarna, are about 20 minutes sailing.
Other interesting trips in the Stockholm area (and for which you would like to plan an extra day) are Skogskyrkogården, Birka, Sigtuna and Drottningholm Castle (the castle where the Swedish royals live). And if you would like to visit Skansen or Gröna Lund, I would reserve an extra day for that too and thus prolonging your city trip.
Only 1 day in Stockholm?
Do you only have 1 day in Stockholm? No worries! Limit yourself to the highlights. Here you will find an example program if you can only spend 1 day in Stockholm. Bet you would like to return soon?
Let’s face it: a city trip to Stockholm is always a good idea. I have been there so often – of course I have a few favorite addresses that I like to return to but I also try to discover new places all the time.
So, how many days you should spend in Stockholm is not easily to be decided. In 3 days you will have enough time to see the highlights. If you want to see a little more, go for 5 days. You have 10 days? Then you will probably still not even get bored with all the tips on this site.
How many days would you recommend for a city trip to Stockholm?