3-Day Stockholm Adventure: Royal to Retro

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by Aurora

May 7, 2024 · 2 min read

Stockholm 3 Days Itinerary

Embark on a 3-day journey through Stockholm's rich history and vibrant culture. Begin your adventure at The Royal Palace, a historic site where royalty still resides. Spend two hours marveling at the grandeur before wandering through the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest district, for three hours. Next, find serenity at Storkyrkan, the city's principal church, and then soak up the atmosphere at Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm. On day two, immerse yourself in artistic excellence at the Nationalmuseum for an hour, relax in the verdant King's Garden, and experience the grandeur of the Royal Swedish Opera. Conclude the day with a visit to the iconic Stockholm City Hall. Your final day is a cultural feast with a modern twist, starting at the Modern Art Museum (Moderna Museet), followed by a maritime journey through history at the Vasa Museum. Sing along to ABBA's greatest hits at ABBA The Museum for two hours, and end your trip with a visit to Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum. This itinerary is designed to give you a taste of Stockholm's royal past, artistic present, and the timeless charm that makes this city unforgettable.

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3 Days in Stockholm Itinerary: Day 1

1

The Royal Palace

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Kickstart your Stockholm adventure with a visit to the majestic Royal Palace, the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden. Nestled in the heart of the city, this historic site offers a glimpse into the regal splendor and architectural grandeur spanning several centuries. Allocate around two hours to explore the opulent state rooms, the Hall of State, and perhaps catch the changing of the guard, a ceremony rich in tradition and pageantry.

Attraction Info

  • Kungliga slottet, 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open from 5/1-9/30,10:00am-5:00pm;Open from 10/1-12/31,10:00am-4:00pm;Open from 4/1-4/30,10:00am-4:00pm

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2

Gamla Stan

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Next, immerse yourself in the charm of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town, a mere stone's throw from the Royal Palace. As you meander through the narrow, cobblestone streets, you'll be enveloped by a sense of history that dates back to the 13th century. Spend about three hours here, visiting quaint shops, cozy cafes, and soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe.

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  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 3-4 hour
  • Open 24 hours
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3

Storkyrkan

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A short stroll from Gamla Stan's bustling alleys, find serenity at Storkyrkan, Stockholm's grand cathedral. With an hour to spare, marvel at its striking brick facade and the opulent interior, which houses significant artworks and an impressive pipe organ. This historic site, steeped in royal history, is not only a place of worship but also a testament to Sweden's rich cultural heritage.

Attraction Info

  • Trångsund 1, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open from 9:30am-5:00pm
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4

Stortorget

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Conclude your day's exploration at Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm, located in the heart of Gamla Stan. With an hour to wander, this iconic square is surrounded by colorful merchant houses and is the perfect spot to reflect on the day's journey through time. It's a picturesque finale to a day filled with royal splendor and historic charm.

Attraction Info

  • Stortorget, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
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3 Days in Stockholm Itinerary: Day 2

1

Nationalmuseum

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Begin your second day in Stockholm with a cultural infusion at the Nationalmuseum, located at Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2. As Sweden's premier art gallery, the museum boasts an impressive collection that spans from the Middle Ages to modern times. Spend an hour marveling at the masterpieces and exploring the beautifully curated exhibitions that reflect the rich tapestry of Swedish art history.

Attraction Info

  • Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Closed from 1/1-6/23,Mon;Open from 1/1-6/23,Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun,11:00am-5:00pm;Open from 1/1-6/23,Thu,11:00am-8:00pm,The specific business status during public holidays is subject to the opening conditions on that day.

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2

King's Garden

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Next, stroll through the verdant oasis of the King's Garden, a beloved city park nestled in the heart of Stockholm. This serene spot is perfect for a leisurely walk or a peaceful break amidst the bustling city. The park's seasonal blooms and manicured lawns provide a picturesque backdrop for relaxation and people-watching.

Attraction Info

  • King's Garden, Stockholm
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open 24 hours
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3

Royal Swedish Opera

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Continue your cultural journey at the Royal Swedish Opera, an architectural marvel at Gustav Adolfs torg 2. With its opulent interiors and world-class performances, the opera house is a testament to Sweden's love for the arts. Spend an hour immersed in the grandeur of this historic theatre, where the nation's finest operatic talents grace the stage.

Attraction Info

  • Gustav Adolfs torg 2, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
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4

Stockholm City Hall

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Conclude your day with a visit to the iconic Stockholm City Hall at Hantverkargatan 1. This architectural masterpiece is not only the seat of local government but also the venue for the prestigious Nobel Prize banquet. Explore the grand halls and take in the stunning views of Stockholm from its tower during your one-hour visit.

Attraction Info

  • Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open from 8:30am-4:30pm
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3 Days in Stockholm Itinerary: Day 3

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Modern Art Museum (Moderna Museet)

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Kicking off the final day with a touch of sophistication, the Modern Art Museum (Moderna Museet) awaits art enthusiasts. Nestled on Exercise Plan 4, this gallery is a treasure trove of contemporary and modern art. With an hour to immerse yourself in the creative expressions, you'll find the museum's dynamic collection both provocative and inspiring, offering a perfect start to a day rich in culture and history.

Attraction Info

  • Exercise Plan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open on Wed-Thu, Sat-Sun,10:00am-6:00pm;Open on Tue, Fri,10:00am-8:00pm

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2

Vasa Museum

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Next on the agenda is a visit to the Vasa Museum, located at Galärvarvsvägen 14. This maritime monument houses the impressive Vasa warship, which tragically sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Spend an hour marveling at the almost fully intact vessel and the myriad of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of 17th-century naval life, making it a must-see for history buffs and curious minds alike.

Attraction Info

  • Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
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ABBA The Museum

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Continuing the journey through Stockholm's iconic attractions, ABBA The Museum at Djurgårdsvägen 68 calls for all music lovers. Dedicate two hours to explore this interactive exhibition that celebrates the legacy of Sweden's most famous pop group. Sing along, dance, and even try out virtual costumes; it's an immersive experience that brings the joy and energy of ABBA's music to life.

Attraction Info

  • Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open from 10:00am-8:00pm
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4

Skansen

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Conclude your Stockholm adventure with a visit to Skansen, an open-air museum and art gallery located at Djurgårdsslätten 49-51. This cultural gem offers a glimpse into Sweden's past, showcasing traditional houses and workshops. With an hour to explore, you can witness historical reenactments, observe Nordic wildlife, and appreciate the artistry of bygone eras, wrapping up your three-day journey on a high note.

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  • Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open on Mon-Fri,10:00am-3:00pm;Open on Sat-Sun,10:00am-4:00pm
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The old city of Stockholm is located on an island in the center of the city. The area where the Royal Palace is located is an old city with a history of more than 700 years. This is the birthplace of Stockholm. The roads in the old city are narrow. Walking in this ancient street, many magnificent medieval buildings come into view, the majestic palace, the towering church, the flowery street garden, and the thick The coffee is fragrant from the fairy-tale house, and you can fully experience the blend of history and modernity. Because Sweden has not suffered a war for more than 200 years, the old town has well preserved its medieval style. From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, the old town was regarded as a slum, with many historic buildings in disrepair; after World War II, the houses in 5 alleys were demolished to expand the parliament building. Since the 1980s, the old town has attracted a large number of tourists due to its medieval and renaissance architecture, and the value of its buildings has been recognized. In addition to its numerous historical sites, the old town is also home to many artisan shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Dating back to the 13th century, the old town has medieval alleys, cobblestone streets and ancient buildings, heavily influenced by the North Germanic style. Since Sweden hasn't had a war in 200 years, the old town is so well-preserved that it's well worth taking the time to wander, especially on the river and sea-facing streets. The main attractions of the Old Town are the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and the Church of the Knights.
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The Royal Palace
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Highlights:
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is located on Stadan Island in the Old Town, where the King of Sweden works and holds celebrations. The Royal Palace was built in the Middle Ages and was a military fortress earlier. In the late 17th century, it was gradually transformed and expanded to become the Royal Palace today. The beauty of architecture Now the royal family has moved out of the Queen's Island Palace on the outskirts, but the Royal Palace in Stockholm is still the official residence of the King of Sweden. The palace is built near the water, the buildings are distributed in squares, and the white exterior walls are elegant and elegant. There are two stone lions in front of the main entrance, two guards wearing red tassel caps more than one foot high and wearing medieval military uniforms standing with guns, tourists can take pictures with them. Every day around 12:15 noon, there is a handover ceremony of the guards, which is a wonderful traditional program here. You will see how the handsome and mighty soldiers complete the handover according to the unique medieval ceremony to the loud military music. The ceremony lasts about 1 hour, and there is a prominent timetable for the handover of the guards at the entrance.
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Vasa Museum
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Highlights:
When you come to Sweden, you will be attracted by the variety of museums here, and the Vasa Museum is one of the more special museums. It was built for the exhibition of a wreck of the Vasa that was salvaged from the bottom of the sea. "Vasa" is an ancient warship of the seventeenth century. It was built in 3 years according to the will of King Gustav II of Sweden. Unfortunately, when the warship was on its maiden voyage, it was overturned by strong winds and waves, and the ship sank at an accelerated rate due to the excessive weight of the ship. It was not until 1961 that it was finally salvaged by the government and repaired in all aspects. Now walking into this museum, people can not only see the original appearance of the warship more than 300 years ago, but also appreciate more than 700 exquisite original sculptures on the ship. The decoration on this ship is very luxurious. If it weren't for those cannons, it is indeed difficult to associate it with warships. We have to marvel at the superb craftsmanship and carving craftsmanship of Swedish shipbuilding in the seventeenth century.
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Stockholm City Hall
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Highlights:
The city center of Stockholm City Hall is located on the shore of Lake Mälaren. It was built in 1911. It is the image and representative of Stockholm, the office of the city's municipal committee, and the place where the Nobel Prize was awarded and celebrated. The beauty of architecture The exterior walls of the entire building are brick red, built near the water, and the tower stands majestically. Magnificent. To the right of Stockholm City Hall is a minaret with a height of about 106 meters and three gilded crowns, representing the cooperation of the people of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. To climb the tower, you have to climb a series of narrow steps. The tower museum on the same floor as the elevator is also open to the public. "Blue Room" and "Golden Room" The banquet hall called "Blue Room" is located on the first floor. The inner wall of "Blue Room" is actually red and can accommodate about 1,200 guests. This is the famous Nobel Banquet. where it is held. The four walls of the golden hall on the second floor are decorated with about 18 million pieces of golden mosaics about one centimeter square. The murals show the history of Stockholm. Under the bright lights, the whole hall is brilliant and shining. In addition to the famous "Golden Hall" and "Blue Hall", there is a more sacred marriage registration hall in the City Hall. The citizens of Stockholm took not only the marriage certificate, but also the affection and blessings for this beautiful city. Stockholm City Hall also has a souvenir shop and café with a variety of souvenirs that are very characteristic of the city hall.
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Nobel Prize Museum
Nobel Prize Museum
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Highlights:
The Nobel Museum is a small museum with a lot of content. Through films, unique objects and guided tours, warriors, writers and researchers who have contributed to the good of humanity will be showcased.
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