10 days in West Coast Itinerary

10 days in West Coast Itinerary

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10 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h
1
Gothenburg
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Halmstad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Falkoping
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Fjallbacka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Gothenburg to Boras to see Kypegardens walking trail about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, engage your brain at Universeum, admire the striking features of Fish Church, and admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Gothenburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kypegardens walking trail, Kvarnbyn
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Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

2
nights
Halmstad

Halmstad ©
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. On the 18th (Sat), browse the collection at Halmstad Stadsbibliotek, stop by Kvibille ostbod, then tee off at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand, then stroll around Rhododendronparken, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Nikolai kyrka. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Ostroo farfarm, get outside with Simstadion Brottet, and then get outside with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halmstad day trip website .

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Halmstad sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Falkoping.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Kvibille ostbod, Ostroo farfarm
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Simstadion Brottet ©
Simstadion Brottet
Halmstad Stadsbibliotek ©
Halmstad Stadsbibliotek
Ostroo farfarm ©
Ostroo farfarm

1
night
Falkoping

Falkoping ©
Falköping is a locality and the seat of Falköping Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, make a trip to Gudhems Klosterrruin, then see the interesting displays at Asle Ta, and finally get outside with Mossebergs Friluftsomrade.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Falkoping trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Halmstad to Falkoping in 3 hours. Traveling from Halmstad in April, Falkoping is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fjallbacka.

Things to do in Falkoping

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat
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Asle Ta ©
Asle Ta
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat

3
nights
Fjallbacka

Fjallbacka ©
Fjällbacka is a locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.Notable residentsThe actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka. Get out of town with these interesting Fjallbacka side-trips: Ramsvikslandet (in Hunnebostrand), Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad) and Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum (in Tanumshede). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Weather Islands, contemplate the long history of The Rock Carvings in Tanum, take in breathtaking views at Kungsklyftan, and explore the striking landscape at King's Cliff.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fjallbacka road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Falkoping to Fjallbacka takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Falkoping in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fjallbacka, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fjallbacka

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grebbestad, Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Ramsvikslandet, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum
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Ramsvikslandet ©
Ramsvikslandet
Stangehuvud Naturreservat ©
Stangehuvud Naturreservat
Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan