Spending a weekend in Stockholm is a great way to spend 48 hours. Dive right into the restaurants, the cosy streets, the shopping, and the enjoy the very walk friendly city, and don’t forget to stop and fika! If you happen to have some days planned in Sweden’s capital, here’s a full itinerary for how to spend your weekend!
Pom & Flora – Start your day off with some delicious breakfast. Pom & Flora serve delicious brunch in a very Instagram friendy setting.
Greasy Spoon – Traditional English brunch, the waiters speak English and it’s a great place to start your day.
Urban Deli – During weekdays Urban Deli serve cheap and delicious brunch, expect to pay around 100 SEK ($12) and get a lot of options.
Mississippi Inn – Delicious brunch with an American theme!
Day time adventures
Gamla Stan – If you’re visiting Stockholm you really can’t leave without walking around in the Old Town. It’s quite touristy but the cosiest part of Stockholm. You’ll find narrow streets, a lot of coffee shops, a lot of tourist shops, and the Royal Palace
Ulriksdahls Slott – Venture out from the city center and explore the Royal National City Park in Solna, you’ll find a Royal Palace, a beautiful park perfect for a day trip, and a café to relax at. The café also serves a great vegetarian buffet for 155 SEK.
Explore the archipelago – Depending on what island you visit, you can get tickets from 50 to 150 SEK ($8–23) and on a sunny day it’s the perfect day trip. The archipelago is absolutely beautiful and should not be missed.
Ivar-Los Park – A bit hidden, but the best place in Stockholm for a picknick. You’ll get a fantastic view of the city!
Skansen – Feel like going to a zoo? It’s perfect if you’re travelling with kids, but even if not, spend a day exploring Skansen and pet some cute animals.
Fjärilshuset – Not ideal if you’re scared of insects, but the Butterfly house is really beautiful and there’s also a super cute café to grab a coffee afterwards.
Edvard Anderssons växthus – Such a beautiful indoor green house, I mean come on, it really is amazing.
Second-hand shopping – Stockholm does have some great shopping, and if you’re looking for some second-hand shops to explore, check out Saker&Ting (a really tiny store but with some interesting options), Old Touch, Pop Boutique, or Beyond Retro.
Shopping – Want to go shopping but not second-hand shopping? Head to T-Centralen (subway stop) and walk up and down Drottninggatan, it gets busy on weekends so keep that in mind. If you want to shop in a more quiet way, Götgatan on Södermalm is a great alternative to Drottninggatan. If it’s a mall you’re looking for, head to Mall of Scandinavia in Solna, as the name implies – it’s the biggest shopping mall in Scandinavia.
58 Dim Sum – At 58 Dim Sum you can get 10 dumplings for 58 SEK ($6-7), not bad at all!
Ramen Ki Mama – Probably some of the best Ramen you’ll find in Stockholm!
Basso Tapas Bar – Located in Solna, about 5-10 minutes from Central on the blue subway line, you’ll find a great tapas restaurant.
La Vecchia Signora – If you like pasta, this is where you need to go.
Papà – Fancy Italian food? Who doesn´t! Head out to Östermalm and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner at the restaurant Italiano Papá. It’s got great food, friendly waiters, and good prices.
Sardin – Another great tapas place, not too expensive and it’s one of the cutest restaurants in Stockholm.
Köttbaren – A tad on the more expensive side, but it’s absolutely delicious and got that New York vibe.
Delicatessen – Also on the expensive side, but it’s one of the most romantic places to eat, perfect for an anniversary or just a romantic night out.
Le Rouge – With a Moulin Rouge inspired decor this place is perfect if you’re looking for something a bit different. They also have a separate bar, if you’re just in the mood for some drinks.
If you visit Sweden you have to fika, you just have to. Stockholm is filled with cosy cafés and great places to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Wiendercafeet – Great service, good coffee, and they also serve alcohol. Super cosy place for some coffee and a break!
Kaffe – Located by Mariatorget on Södermalm, they serve great coffee to great prices!
Louie Louie – Louie Louie serve delicious vegan sandwiches, good coffee, and is an indie café you’ll find on Södermalm.
Drinks and dancing
Trädgården/Under Bron – Finish your day at one of Stockholms best places for drinking and dancing, Trädgården/Under Bron is located in the south part of Stockholm, Trädgården is the best outside club, and during the colder months Under Bron takes over.
Kåken – A bit of a 20s vibe and a place you can hang out outside all year around. It’s filled with regulars fun events, good DJ’s, and it does get very busy!
K Karaoke – In the mood for Karaoke? This is your place, you have to book in advance!
For some more tips, check out my Travel Guide to Stockholm.