- April 12, 2015 at 5:51 am #8303
Hi–love this site! I’m planning a trip to Sweden at the beginning of July with a friend, and am looking for itinerary advice. We have 7 full days only. Don’t want to do a ton of skipping around/time in transit. We don’t want to rent a car, either. We’re looking for a mix of city, history, and nature, with the occasional party night.
So 2-3 days in Stockholm and maybe the archipelago is a given. Then, for the second half of the week, I’m considering going on to either Goteborg and environs or to Gotland. For someone who hasn’t been to Sweden and has limited time (and money), which would you prioritize?
Thanks!April 12, 2015 at 8:58 am #8304
To be honest with you, it’s possible to do all of that stuff without really leaving the Stockholm area – you could spend a few days exploring the city and partying, and then head out into the archipelago for some swimming/chilling out. There are some ideas for day trips here, which could be handy if you want to make a short-ish journey from the city by public transport and get a feel for the Swedish countryside along the way.
Gotland is beautiful but does take a while to get to unless you fly, but then you’ll spend extra time getting to/from the airport. Gothenburg is great city with lots of cool bars and parks, and is pretty easy to reach – the fast trains only take around 4 hours from Stockholm. There’s an archipelago outside Gothenburg, too (we’re working on a guide that should be ready soon!).
Have a great trip 🙂April 13, 2015 at 12:26 am #8306
Thanks for the advice! I think we’ll do three full days in Stockholm (including one in the archipelago), then train and three days in Gothenburg, with one in the archipelago and maybe one somewhere lake-ish. And then back to Uppsala for the last half-day, probably.
I’ll look forward to the Gothenburg archipelago guide—and I’m also looking for tips on lakes or other countryside that can be accessed via public transport from Gothenburg.
Thanks!April 14, 2015 at 8:37 am #8307
There are a couple of lakes near Gothenburg spring to mind… Delsjön is a really nice option – it’s quite close to the centre of Gothenburg but once you get there it’s still pretty easy to find a big empty rock to sunbathe on 🙂 Take tram number 5 towards Torp.
You could also try a trip to Gunnebo Slott, which is close to the city in a nice rural setting.
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