How to Spend 2 Days in Malmö
With two days in Malmö, you’ll be able to fully explore the sights of Sweden’s third-biggest city, get out onto the water, and dive into its delicious food scene. Here are some suggestions for how to make the most of your 48 hours.
Day 1: See the Town
**Morning:**Get your bearings and see Malmö’s top attractions on a morning sightseeing tour by foot or by bike. Explore historical landmarks such as Malmöhus Castle as well as modern attractions such as the sleek Western Harbour area. Alternatively, set your own itinerary and explore at your own pace on a hop-on-hop-off-bus tour.
**Afternoon:**If the sun is shining, head down to Ribersborg Beach to soak it up on the thin stretch of sand or from Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, an open-air public bath set on the beach. You’ll get great views of the strikingly modern Twisting Torso building and across the water to Copenhagen.
**Night:**Discover why Malmö is said to be one of Sweden’s best food cities with a visit to one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants. Bastard, for example, is famed for its nose-to-tail cooking, while Vollmers offers fine dining prepared with locally sourced produce.
Day 2: Dive Deeper
**Morning:**Kick off your second day seeing some of the sights that you may have missed yesterday. Some of Malmö's most attractive sights can only be experienced from the water, so embark on a guided boat tour that takes you through the canals and under the bridges of the city.
**Afternoon:**Get a fuller taste of Malmö’s food scene on a food-themed walking tour. These tours typically offer a diverse view of the city’s culinary heritage by introducing you to traditional fare, such as pickled herring; more-modern New Nordic cuisine; and international fare, courtesy of the city’s ethnically diverse population.
**Night:**Check out Malmö’s nightlife scene. The trendy Mollan neighborhood is chock-full of bars and clubs, such as Babel, a nightclub housed in a former church. In the center of town, around Lilla Torg, you’ll find a cluster of more-traditional pubs.