22 days in West Coast Itinerary

22 days in West Coast Itinerary

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22 days in West Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Gothenburg
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Halmstad
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Skovde
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Uddevalla
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Sydney

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 in touch with nature at Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Fishing Charters & Tours. Bring the kids along to Haga and Boras Djurpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Sillmuseum (in Kladesholmen), Roro naturreservat (in Ockero) and Kypegardens walking trail (in Boras). There's lots more to do: get curious at Universeum, admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Hedareds Stavkyrka, and contemplate the waterfront views at Trollhätte Canal.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Gothenburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gothenburg, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boras, Roro naturreservat, Trollhätte Canal, Hedareds Stavkyrka, Jonsereds Tradgardar
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Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Universeum ©
Universeum
Haga ©
Haga

5
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. Attractions like Tylosand Strand and Getteron 1:a vik make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand and Simstadion Brottet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halmstad: Falkenberg (Grimsholmen Nature Reserve, Langasand Strand, & more), Akulla Bokskogar (in Rolfstorp) and Getteron 5:e vik (in Varberg). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, take in the dramatic scenery at Danska Fall, admire the local landmark of Europa och Tjuren - Fontain, and walk around Rhododendronparken.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Halmstad trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Gothenburg to Halmstad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Halmstad sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skovde.

Things to do in Halmstad

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falkenberg, Varberg, Kvibille ostbod, Akulla Bokskogar
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Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Doktorspromenaden ©
Doktorspromenaden
Simstadion Brottet ©
Simstadion Brottet

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. Get outdoors at Billingens Fritidsomrade and Sjon Orlen. Get out of town with these interesting Skovde side-trips: Munkangarna Naturreservat (in Hallekis), Vristulvens Aventyrscenter (in Mariestad) and Osterplana Hed och Vall (in Gotene). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Silverfallet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vambs kyrka, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hornborgasjon.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Skovde driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Halmstad to Skovde takes 3 hours. Traveling from Halmstad in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Skovde, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uddevalla.

Things to do in Skovde

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Munkangarna Naturreservat, Hornborgasjon, Osterplana Hed och Vall, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, Vristulvens Adventurecenter
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Silverfallet ©
Silverfallet
Hornborgasjon ©
Hornborgasjon
Vristulvens Adventurecenter ©
Vristulvens Adventurecenter

4
nights
Uddevalla

Uddevalla ©
Uddevalla is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Visiting Tjurpannans Naturreservat and Nordens Ark will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uddevalla: Fjallbacka (Kungsklyftan & King's Cliff), Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg (in Vargon) and Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Ramsvikslandet, take a memorable drive along Hastepallarna - Bodele, and take in the waterfront at Hallo fyr.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uddevalla visit website .

You can drive from Skovde to Uddevalla in 2 hours. Traveling from Skovde in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Uddevalla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uddevalla

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Grebbestad, Hunnebostrand, Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Kungsklyftan, Hallo fyr
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Nordens Ark ©
Nordens Ark
Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan
Kayaking & Canoeing