My sister and I, both in our spry 60's, have developed a routine of taking a late spring European trip together. For 2019, the RS forums were really helpful in planning our epic trip to Italy.
This year, we've set our eye on Scandinavia in May. I know, perhaps chilly but she's from Alaska, so no worries. I love the planning part and am on about Plan G for this trip. We like nice hotels, trains and scenic/historic locations. We've evolved to the point where we don't want to take any tours. I'm a meticulous planner, so it's all good. Basically, we like to know where we're sleeping and roughly how we get around.
I'm looking for advice on a relax break perhaps between Gotenburg and Copenhagen. Last year, between the big cities of Italy, we took four lovely days in Cinque Terra in an Airbnb. While there, we did light sightseeing, drank wine, slept late, did laundry, cooked lovely meals from local products and looked at the sea. We were relaxed, refreshed and ready for the last leg of our trip. When we got home, we weren't as worn out and footsore as we'd been the previous year. It was a highlight, I'd like to replicate.
Does anyone have thoughts? It has to been reachable by train and beautiful. By the water and natural would be preferable. It needs enough infrastructure to have some shopping, sightseeing and activities if we choose to indulge. Touristy is okay since we're going to be there pretty early in the season. We'll need a break from big cities.
Current tentative itinerary leaving around May 12, back June 1:
Stockholm: 4 nights
Gothenburg: 4 nights
Open 4 nights
Copenhagen: 3 nights
Ferry to Oslo: 1 night
Oslo: 3 nights
I appreciate any thoughts you might have.