We’ve received some amazing advice for previous trips on this forum, and are back to ask again.
We would like advice and guidance for a trip to Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam between July 28 and Aug. 7.
My husband and I are in our 30s, active, enjoy walking, museums (art, history), music, good food. We typically try to hit the highlights from Rick Steve’s book, starting our time in each city with a private guide to get a lay of the land. This will be our first time in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Third time in Amsterdam, hence the short stay (one of my favorite cities through).
If anyone has COVID specific advice, we would greatly appreciate it. This will be our first international trip since COVID. We are both vaccinated.
July 28 Arrive Stockholm 1235, staying in Scandic No. 53 Hotel (can change hotels if there is an amazing option that you recommend)
July 29 Stockholm
July 30 Stockholm
July 31 Stockholm
Aug. 1 Depart Stockholm 1710 Arrive Copenhagen 1820, have not made hotel reservation yet
Aug. 2 Copenhagen
Aug. 3 Copenhagen
Aug. 4 Copenhagen
Aug. 5 Depart Copenhagen 1130 Arrive Amsterdam 1255, have not made hotel reservation yet
Aug. 6 Amsterdam
Aug. 7 Depart Amsterdam 1045 for USA
What would you suggest for the afternoon/evening of our arrival? We’ll be tired, but don’t want to waste the time. We were going to schedule a guide for the following morning, so are open to any suggestions.
Is a trip out to the Linnaeus Gardens outside Stockholm worthwhile?
Any hotel suggestions in these cities? Prices seem super low, so no need to recommend any budget accommodations. We don’t usually waste money on fancy hotels, but the demand seems low and decent places are less than 200USD/night
Are there any important sites in these cities that require advance reservations? It doesn’t seem that way, but I didn’t want to arrive and miss out on anything.
Does anyone on this forum have advice about COVID testing in Copenhagen prior to returning to the US? Specifically, has anyone used self-administered test that has a telahealth visit by app?
For Amsterdam, we have stayed near Vondelpark in the past. Enjoyed the park, and enjoyed the easy access to the rest of the city. Any suggestions for other areas to stay this time?
Thanks so much,