19 days in West Coast Itinerary

19 days in West Coast Itinerary

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19 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Gothenburg
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Halmstad
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Skovde
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Uddevalla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Stromstad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gothenburg side-trips: Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan) and No Limit Street Art Boras (in Boras). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slottsskogen, and admire the landmark architecture of Fish Church.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Gothenburg day trip website .

Helsinki, Finland to Gothenburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Gothenburg. In May, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Molndal, Trollhätte Canal, No Limit Street Art Boras, Jonsereds Tradgardar
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Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

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. Take a break from Halmstad with a short trip to Ostroo farfarm in Tvaaker, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tylosand Strand, ponder the design of Europa och Tjuren - Fontain, contemplate the long history of Galgberget, and browse the collection at Halmstad Stadsbibliotek.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Halmstad route planner.

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Halmstad sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skovde.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Ostroo farfarm, Kvibille ostbod
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Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Galgberget ©
Galgberget
Halmstad Stadsbibliotek ©
Halmstad Stadsbibliotek

4
nights
Skovde

Skovde ©
Skövde is a locality and urban centre in Skövde Municipality and Västra Götaland County, in the Västergötland in central Southern Sweden.Skövde is situated some 150 km northeast of Gothenburg, between Sweden's two largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. Venture out of the city with trips to Sjon Orlen (in Tibro), Falkoping (Gudhems Klosterrruin & Mossebergs Friluftsomrade) and Vristulvens Aventyrscenter (in Mariestad). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Lacko Castle, get outside with Osterplana Hed och Vall, pause for some serene contemplation at Kungslena Kyrka, and see the interesting displays at Vanermuseet.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skovde trip planner .

Getting from Halmstad to Skovde by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Halmstad in May, Skovde is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uddevalla.

Things to do in Skovde

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lidkoping, Falkoping, Kungslena Kyrka, Sjon Orlen, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat
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Vristulvens Adventurecenter ©
Vristulvens Adventurecenter
Lacko Castle ©
Lacko Castle
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©

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nights
Uddevalla

Uddevalla ©
Uddevalla is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Change things up with these side-trips from Uddevalla: Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil), Ramsvikslandet (in Hunnebostrand) and Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg (in Vargon). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Strandpromenaden, look for gifts at Etage Shopping, don't miss a visit to Backa Hallristningar, and take a memorable drive along Hastepallarna - Bodele.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uddevalla trip builder site .

You can drive from Skovde to Uddevalla in 2 hours. Traveling from Skovde in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Uddevalla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stromstad.

Things to do in Uddevalla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg, Etage Shopping, Backa Hallristningar, Ramsvikslandet, Stangehuvud Naturreservat
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Ramsvikslandet ©
Ramsvikslandet
Stangehuvud Naturreservat ©
Stangehuvud Naturreservat
Strandpromenaden ©
Strandpromenaden

3
nights
Stromstad

Stromstad ©
Strömstad is a locality and the seat of Strömstad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 6,288 inhabitants in 2010.For historical reasons, Strömstad is called a city despite its small population.HistoryOriginally, the province Bohuslän, where Strömstad is situated, was Norwegian territory, which was transferred to Sweden according to the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658.At Strömstad, there was a small fishing village known as Strömmen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stromstad: Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad), Fjallbacka (King's Cliff, Kungsklyftan, & more) and Hogsbyns Hallristningar (in Bengtsfors). There's still lots to do: tee off at Dynekilen Golf Course, explore the different monuments and memorials at Blomsholm, and contemplate the long history of The Rock Carvings in Tanum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stromstad day trip planning site .

You can drive from Uddevalla to Stromstad in 1.5 hours. In June in Stromstad, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stromstad

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fjallbacka, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Tjurpannans Naturreservat, Hogsbyns Hallristningar
Highlights from your plan
Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan
Blomsholm ©
Blomsholm
The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum