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TO DO day trip from Stockholm

Uppsala – the perfect day trip from Stockholm

Only 38 minutes by train from Stockholm, Uppsala is a charming big city that has kept its small town feel and personality. It’s easy to get to for a day trip.

Spend a whole day in Uppsala

The train from Stockholm takes you to the Uppsala Travel Centre. It is within walking distance of almost all of the Uppsala’s most popular sights.

Begin the day with coffee and cookies at one of Uppsala’s cosy little cafés. Then take a slow stroll and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Riverside toward Uppsala’s historical districts. Visit the Cathedral, the Museum Gustavianum with its 400-year-old anatomical theatre and the magnificent castle before you have lunch in one of our delightful restaurants.

After lunch, you might want to explore Uppsala’s shopping streets or take a short bus tour to Gamla Uppsala to see the majestic, fabled royal burial mounds. Round off the day at a really good restaurant; Uppsala has world-class cuisine to offer! 

Here are a few more tips about things to do in Uppsala

Suggestions for a day trip for all the family

If you’re here with the youngest family members, you must visit Biotopia.  This exciting, interactive museum is extremely popular with children. Discover and experience Uppland’s local flora and fauna together. The Museum of Evolution with its dinosaur skeletons also appeals to the curious.

If you visit Uppsala with the family during the summer, the old historical railway – Lennakatten – is a must, as is the old castle prison in Vasaborgen.

Here are a few more tips for things all the family can do 

Easy to get to Uppsala from Stockholm

You can get to Uppsala by train, bus or car from Stockholm. It takes around 1 hour by car. Take Highway E4 north to Uppsala, signposted toward Sundsvall. Take exit 186 to Uppsala S, and then follow the signs to the city centre. The Uppsala municipality website has information about available parking (in Swedish).  

Welcome to Uppsala!


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