14 days in West Coast Itinerary

14 days in West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Marstrand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tanumshede
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Lidkoping
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Halmstad
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Gothenburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Marstrand

Marstrand ©
Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Get out of town with these interesting Marstrand side-trips: Fjallbacka (King's Cliff & Kungsklyftan), Nordens Ark (in Hunnebostrand) and Hastepallarna - Bodele (in Uddevalla). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Marstrand, explore the historical opulence of Carlstens Fastning, and hike along Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marstrand day trip planning tool .

Atlanta, USA to Marstrand is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you will find days in Marstrand are cooler (67°F), and nights are little chillier (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tanumshede.

Things to do in Marstrand

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hastepallarna - Bodele, Nordens Ark, Kungsklyftan
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Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan
Carlstens Fastning ©
Carlstens Fastning

1
night
Tanumshede

Tanumshede ©
Tanumshede is a locality and the seat of Tanum Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 1,697 inhabitants in 2010. On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Tjurpannans Naturreservat, then take in panoramic vistas at Rastplats Varldsarvet Tanum, then get engrossed in the history at Vitlycke Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Rock Carvings in Tanum.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tanumshede trip website .

Traveling by car from Marstrand to Tanumshede takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tanumshede can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lidkoping.

Things to do in Tanumshede

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tjurpannans Naturreservat, The Rock Carvings in Tanum
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The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum
Vitlycke Museum ©
Vitlycke Museum

2
nights
Lidkoping

Lidkoping ©
Lidköping is a locality and the seat of Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Billingens Fritidsomrade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, and then step into the grandiose world of Lacko Castle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Munkangarna Naturreservat and then head outdoors with Mossebergs Friluftsomrade.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lidkoping trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tanumshede to Lidkoping in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lidkoping are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Halmstad.

Things to do in Lidkoping

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Billingens Fritidsomrade, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, Mossebergs Friluftsomrade, Munkangarna Naturreservat
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Lacko Castle ©
Lacko Castle
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halmstad: Ostroo farfarm (in Tvaaker) and Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning (in Varberg). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tylosand Strand, get outside with Simstadion Brottet, get lost in a book at Halmstad Stadsbibliotek, and take in the dramatic scenery at Danska Fall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Halmstad day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lidkoping to Halmstad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Ostroo farfarm, Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum och Varbergs fastning
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Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Galgberget ©
Galgberget
Simstadion Brottet ©
Simstadion Brottet

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gothenburg: Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan) and No Limit Street Art Boras (in Boras). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, stroll around Slottsskogen, head off the coast to Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and see the interesting displays at Maritiman.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip builder .

Getting from Halmstad to Gothenburg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Trollhätte Canal, No Limit Street Art Boras, Kvarnbyn
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Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden