27 days in West Coast Itinerary

27 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip 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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Liseberg amusement park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Haga, admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), examine the collection at Aeroseum, and step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Gothenburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 60°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Golf

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. There's much more to do: tee off at Halmstad Golfbana Tylosand, get outside with Simstadion Brottet, kick back and relax at Tylosand Strand, and look for all kinds of wild species at Virsehatt.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Halmstad journey planning website.

Drive from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Halmstad, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varberg: Gekås Ullared (in Ullared) and Falkenberg (Grimsholmen Nature Reserve, Tullbron, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Getteron 5:e vik, look for all kinds of wild species at Akulla Bokskogar, relax in the rural setting at Ostroo farfarm, and make a trip to Kulturhuset Komedianten.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varberg trip planner.

You can drive from Halmstad to Varberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Varberg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Vastergotlands museum (in Skara), Skovde (Arena Skovde Upplevelsebad & Vambs kyrka) and Hokensas Sportfiske (in Tidaholm). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, see the interesting displays at Balthazar Science Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Hornborgasjon, and head outdoors with Mossebergs Friluftsomrade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Falkoping driving holiday planner.

Drive from Varberg to Falkoping in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Varberg in May since evenings lows in Falkoping dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mariestad.

Things to do in Falkoping

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Mariestad

— 4 nights
Mariestad is a locality and the seat of Mariestad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Explore Mariestad's surroundings by going to Kanalmuseet i Sjotorp (in Sjotorp), Munkangarna Naturreservat (in Hallekis) and Gotene (Osterplana Hed och Vall, Gotene Kyrka, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Billingens Fritidsomrade, examine the collection at Lugnas Qvarnstensgruva, identify plant and animal life at Brommo Skargard Nature Reserve, and stroll through Sjotorp Bicycle Rental, Gota canal.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariestad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Falkoping to Mariestad takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Uddevalla.

Things to do in Mariestad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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: Fjallbacka (Weather Islands & Kungsklyftan), Sundsby Sateri (in Hjalteby) and Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Strandpromenaden, look for all kinds of wild species at Ramsvikslandet, take in panoramic vistas at Hastepallarna - Bodele, and don't miss a visit to Backa Hallristningar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uddevalla online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mariestad to Uddevalla takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mariestad in May since evenings lows in Uddevalla dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for 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.