27 days in West Coast Itinerary

27 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast route planner

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Gothenburg
— 4 nights
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Halmstad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varberg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Falkoping
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mariestad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uddevalla
— 4 nights
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Gothenburg

— 4 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Gothenburg is known for theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, examine the collection at Volvo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gothenburg online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Gothenburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gothenburg, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Halmstad

— 4 nights
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 Langasand Strand in Falkenberg, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Tylosand Strand, head outdoors with Simstadion Brottet, pause for some serene contemplation at S:t Nikolai kyrka, and get lost in a book at Halmstad Stadsbibliotek.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Halmstad day trip planning tool.

Drive from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Halmstad can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Varberg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Varberg

— 3 nights
Varberg is a locality and the seat of Varberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden with 27,602 inhabitants in 2010.Varberg and all of Halland are well known for their "typical west coast" sandy beaches. Explore Varberg's surroundings by going to Falkenberg (Grimsholmen Nature Reserve, Tullbron, &more) and Gekås Ullared (in Ullared). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, experience rural life at Ostroo farfarm, head outdoors with Borras Skara, and make a trip to Kulturhuset Komedianten.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Varberg holiday planner.

Drive from Halmstad to Varberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Varberg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Falkoping.

Things to do in Varberg

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Falkoping

— 4 nights
Falköping is a locality and the seat of Falköping Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Get out of town with these interesting Falkoping side-trips: Vastergotlands museum (in Skara), Hokensas Sportfiske (in Tidaholm) and Skovde (Arena Skovde Upplevelsebad & Vambs kyrka). There's much more to do: make a trip to Gudhems Klosterrruin, pause for some serene contemplation at Kungslena Kyrka, get outside with Wragarden, and stroll through Hornborgasjon.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Falkoping vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Varberg to Falkoping takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Varberg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Falkoping, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mariestad.

Things to do in Falkoping

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mariestad

— 4 nights
Mariestad is a locality and the seat of Mariestad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariestad: Gotene (Osterplana Hed och Vall, Gotene Kyrka, &more), Munkangarna Naturreservat (in Hallekis) and Kanalmuseet i Sjotorp (in Sjotorp). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vristulvens Adventurecenter, get outside with Billingens Fritidsomrade, pedal to the sights with Sjotorp Bicycle Rental, Gota canal, and see the interesting displays at Lugnas Qvarnstensgruva.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mariestad online trip maker.

You can drive from Falkoping to Mariestad in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mariestad can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uddevalla.

Things to do in Mariestad

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Uddevalla

— 4 nights
Uddevalla is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Get out of town with these interesting Uddevalla side-trips: Sundsby Sateri (in Hjalteby), Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad) and Fjallbacka (Weather Islands & Kungsklyftan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramsvikslandet, take some stellar pictures from Hastepallarna - Bodele, get outside with Strandpromenaden, and make a trip to Backa Hallristningar.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uddevalla trip planner.

Getting from Mariestad to Uddevalla by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Uddevalla when traveling from Mariestad in August, with lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uddevalla

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

West Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Gardens
Sweden's West Coast charms visitors with rocky islands covered in pine trees and red and white boathouses and fishing cottages. A ferry from the city of Gothenburg brings you to the car-free archipelago, perfect for long walks and bike rides along the beaches. The more than 20 islands are home to several villages, yours for the wandering. Seal safaris, sea fishing and boat excursions are among the things to do under the clear blue skies. Sail the day away amid stunning nature and past picturesque lighthouses.