If you have only 3 days to visit Stockholm, it’s absolutely worth to go there. You have enough time to get a taste of a lot of different districts. If you’re willing to embark on this journey, I would recommend following itinerary:
In the morning you can start visiting the Town Hall (Stadhuset), the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet), the churches and picturesque alleys. In the afternoon, you should head to the shopping district called Norrmalm where you can spend all your money or just walk around and experience busy Stockholm. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the shop Designtorget, just next to the house of culture, which sells fancy products.
When you’re already up and ready to hit the town, head to the chic district of Östermalm with its nice boutiques, the Swedish History Museum and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. After lunch, feel free to escape the crowded streets and soak up the calmness of Djurgarden. In this district, you can choose between a few of the most popular museums in Stockholm. If you are interested in music, you can’t miss the Abba Museum. But if you prefer to have a closer look at old Swedish farm houses and observe all kinds of animals (apes, bears, elk, etc.), the oldest open-air museum in the world Skansen is perfect for you. If you are into old ships, you can admire a Swedish warship built in 1626 at the Vasa Museum.
On the last day, you can take it easy and have a walk in Södermalm because I can guarantee that you’re going to be super tired. Just walk along the Riddarfjärden Bay with its numerous ships and climb up the viewpoint where you can have a nice view of the old town.
If you’re staying in one of the districts mentioned before, you can get around on foot without using any public transportation – if you are a bit lazy or a slow walker, you’d better take the bus, the underground or the tram.
Lunch and Dinner Tips:
K25 – a cosy, stylish place with a large variety of food (Asian, burger, burritos, Swedish food, etc.)
Kungshalen – Stockholm’s biggest restaurant hall with 16 restaurants.
Östermalms Saluhall – A hallmark where you can eat Swedish specialities.
Mc Donald’s – For those who are on a tight budget, Mc Donald’s is perhaps the cheapest option (burgers for 1 euro)
7/11 Shops – Open late in the evening, you can always find something to eat
A really nice, quiet, clean and affordable hostel is “Stockholm Hostel” (a room for two people with a private bathroom for €180/ 3 nights).