Updated: Jan 12, 2020
Stockholm is what we basically mean by beauty on water.
It is situated on fourteen islands and on the banks to the archipelago where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea . The city centre is virtually situated on the water. Oh yes, it is :)
I spent six days in this most gorgeous nordic city. I tried to explore as much as I could and I picked third week of September because there is less tourists and good weather, it was sunny almost everyday and a bit cool at nights.
You can see all these attractions in 48-76 hours. Start by the Gamla Stan, the City Hall and continue to stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town and over the picturesque bridges that span the city’s canals. All easily reached by walking and this is how you'll discover the beauty of this capital architecture. It's a city that combines modern attractions and historic charm.
In the second day, explore the 19th-century Skansen that was the world’s first open-air museum and is still a premier place to learn about Swedish history. After that enjoy a boat sightseeing that will take you around the city showing you the most of attractive sights. After the hour boat ride, go for an afternoon tea at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (I think the name has changed or Hyatt was sold to other hotel chain) and relax with the waterfront stunning views from the hotel.
keep in mind that everything close at 10pm during weekdays!
Not far from Hyatt, pass by the Royal Palace and Drottningholm palace (the residence of the royal family) for few shots. Than wander later in Stureplan square. It is situated in central Stockholm, between Norrmalm and Östermalm. The square connects the major streets Kungsgatan, Birger Jarlsgatan and Sturegatan. You can enjoy a supper at Sturehoff restaurant with much food to like.
take a hike during the third day
it is a good way to get a great view of the city, is by walking from Kungstradgarden Park past the imposing Grand Hotel on the waterfront and along Sodra Blasieholmskajen, down to the waterfront by the National Museum. Cross the bridge to Skeppsholmen. The island is not very big, but a walk around the outer path affords panoramic views over the harbour.
I stayed at Terminus hotel, it has a friendly staff and great location. To get to Stockholm from Morocco, I flew with Ryanair with one stop in Hahn in Germany. It was a very interesting offer and on a budget and allowed me to save a lot for my tour at the Swedish capital.
I hope I can go back soon, it is such a beautiful city that should be visited more than once.