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Realise Your Offbeat European Holiday With This 5-Day Itinerary Across Sweden

Is an offbeat holiday in Europe on your mind? Go beyond the cliché destinations and explore the vibrant, waterfront Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm with this comprehensive 5-day itinerary.

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♥︎ 2 nights in Gothenburg

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Day 1 — Morning to Afternoon: Fly into the Gothenburg airport and reach your hotel by taxi.

Evening: Paddan sightseeing tour. You will start at the 18th century city square, Kungsportsplatsen, which is believed to have been the gateway to medieval fortresses. Sit back in this relaxed cruise to watch life in Gothenburg unraveling right in front of your eyes. Reach the lively harbour to explore the maritime museum of Gothenburg.

Day 2 — Gothenburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. The Gothenburg pass is essentially the most ideal way to roam around the city to your heart’s content. Hop on and off as you like in the nine stops that are covered by the bus, that takes you through shopping streets, beautiful parks, quaint cafes, historic harbours and in short — everything lively!

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♥︎ 3 nights in Stockholm

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Day 3 — Morning: Take your flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm. Get transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon to Evening: Stockholm Self Guided Audio Tour. For those preferring to travel solo, and to escape crowd — self-guided audio tour comes to your rescue! Fall in love with Sweden’s Royal palace, age-old monuments and iconic cathedrals, all at your own pace.

Day 4 — Morning: Stockholm: The Royal Bridges and Canal Tour. Dive deep into the bountiful scenes of Swedish wilderness before you arrive at the Djurgarden island, filled with authentic Scandinavian cuisine and amicable locals.

Afternoon: Södermalm by Segway. Södermalm is one of the most stunning in the many rhapsodic archipelagos of Sweden. Bohemian in nature and exceptional in outlook, Södermalm invites you for a fun-filled time gliding through the quintessential streets of Fjällgatan and exploring the hippy Vita Bergen.

Evening: Stampen Jazz Tour. Sweden and Jazz. A better love story than most. Jazz culture is so steeped in the hearts of Swedish that they have their unique versions of this American classic. So in Sweden it’s mandatory for the Jazz lovers to go rejoice in Gamla Stan’s liveliest Jazz cafes. Stampen, especially is a must-visit where you can find fellow enthusiasts rocking the dance floors.

Day 5 — Morning:  Private Tour: Pre-Viking Era Excursion to Vada Burial Mounds. Go back in time to touch and feel the mighty traces of the Vikings while exploring the historic Vada burial mounds and rune stones along the way.

Afternoon to Evening: Hit The Streets Old Town Walking Tour. Catch medieval Sweden at its most authentic. Did you know it’s in Gamla Stan Stockholm was born in the 12th century? Fall in love with prehistoric Sweden in the narrow streets of the Old town knitted with cozy neighbourhoods and bustling alleys.

Love this idea? Before you settle, let me tell you that this is just the prelude to Pickyourtrail’s bespoke holiday offerings across Europe. Choose an itinerary for your favourite destination and go on to manifest your dream vacation!


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