37 days in West Coast Itinerary

37 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Gothenburg
— 9 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Halmstad
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Falkoping
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Karlsborg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Stromstad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lysekil
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Marstrand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Hono
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Perth

9
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.
Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Boras (Kypegardens walking trail & No Limit Street Art Boras), Sillmuseum (in Kladesholmen) and Trollhätte Canal (in Trollhattan). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Liseberg amusement park, walk around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Slottsskogen.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Gothenburg is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Gothenburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in May, with highs in Gothenburg at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Halmstad.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boras, Tjoloholms Castle, Kvarnbyn, Sillmuseum, Trollhätte Canal
Highlights from your plan
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

7
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Halmstad: Varberg (Getteron 1:a vik, Getteron 5:e vik, &more), Falkenberg (Langasand Strand & Doktorspromenaden) and Gekås Ullared (in Ullared). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tylosand Strand, take in the dramatic scenery at Danska Fall, browse the collection at Halmstad Stadsbibliotek, and look for all kinds of wild species at Virsehatt.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Halmstad trip planner.

Take a train from Gothenburg to Halmstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Halmstad are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Falkoping.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varberg, Falkenberg, Kvibille ostbod, Kvarnfallet, Akulla Bokskogar
Highlights from your plan
Tylosand Strand ©
Tylosand Strand
Galgberget ©
Galgberget
Hallands Konstmuseum ©
Hallands Konstmuseum

5
nights
Falkoping

Falkoping ©
Falköping is a locality and the seat of Falköping Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Falkoping: Ods Kyrka (in Od), Kopmannebro Sluss (in Kopmannebro) and Lidkoping (Villa Giacomina Parken & Lacko Castle). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, make a trip to Gudhems Klosterrruin, look for all kinds of wild species at Vristulvens Adventurecenter, and get outside with Mossebergs Friluftsomrade.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Falkoping road trip website.

You can drive from Halmstad to Falkoping in 3 hours. Traveling from Halmstad in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Falkoping. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Karlsborg.

Things to do in Falkoping

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Skovde, Lidkoping, Ods Kyrka, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, Munkangarna Naturreservat
Highlights from your plan
Vristulvens Adventurecenter ©
Vristulvens Adventurecenter
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat
Lacko Castle ©
Lacko Castle

3
nights
Karlsborg

Karlsborg ©
Karlsborg is a locality and the seat of Karlsborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlsborg: Tibro (Sjon Orlen & Tibro Glasverkstad), Sjotorps Kyrka (in Sjotorp) and Hjo Stadspark (in Hjo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tivedens Nationalpark, contemplate the long history of Karlsborgs Fastning, and see the interesting displays at Forsviks Bruk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Karlsborg route planner.

You can drive from Falkoping to Karlsborg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stromstad.

Things to do in Karlsborg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tibro, Sjotorps Kyrka, Forsviks Bruk, Hjo Stadspark
Highlights from your plan
Tivedens Nationalpark ©
Tivedens Nationalpark
Karlsborgs Fastning ©
Karlsborgs Fastning
Tibro Glasverkstad ©
Tibro Glasverkstad

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. Explore Stromstad's surroundings by going to Kungsklyftan (in Fjallbacka), Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad) and Tresticklan National Park (in Ed). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kosterhavets Nationalpark, tee off at Dynekilen Golf Course, contemplate the long history of The Rock Carvings in Tanum, and get engrossed in the history at Vitlycke Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stromstad trip planning website.

Drive from Karlsborg to Stromstad in 3.5 hours. May in Stromstad sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lysekil.

Things to do in Stromstad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kungsklyftan, Vitlycke Museum, Tjurpannans Naturreservat, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Tresticklan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kosterhavets Nationalpark ©
Kosterhavets Nationalpark
Vitlycke Museum ©
Vitlycke Museum
Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan

3
nights
Lysekil

Lysekil ©
Lysekil is a locality and the seat of Lysekil Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Get out of town with these interesting Lysekil side-trips: Weather Islands (in Fjallbacka), Dyroleden (in Tjorn) and Hunnebostrand (Ramsvikslandet & Nordens Ark). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Stangehuvud Naturreservat, view the masterpieces at Galleri Tint, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lysekil Church, and make a trip to Backa Hallristningar.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lysekil trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Stromstad to Lysekil takes 1.5 hours. June in Lysekil sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marstrand.

Things to do in Lysekil

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hunnebostrand, Backa Hallristningar, Weather Islands, Dyroleden
Highlights from your plan
Stangehuvud Naturreservat ©
Stangehuvud Naturreservat
Nordens Ark ©
Nordens Ark
Lysekil Church ©
Lysekil Church

2
nights
Marstrand

Marstrand ©
Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Carlstens Fastning, take in the pleasant sights at Sundsby Sateri, and then snap pictures at Tjörnbron. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marstrand and then visit a coastal fixture at Pater Noster Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Marstrand trip builder site.

Drive from Lysekil to Marstrand in 2 hours. In June in Marstrand, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hono.

Things to do in Marstrand

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sundsby Sateri, Tjörnbron
Highlights from your plan
Carlstens Fastning ©
Carlstens Fastning
Pater Noster Lighthouse ©
Pater Noster Lighthouse
Sundsby Sateri ©
Sundsby Sateri

2
nights
Hono

Hönö is a locality situated in Öckerö Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 5,110 inhabitants in 2010. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fishing Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Galleri Garda and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roro naturreservat.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hono day trip website.

Traveling by car from Marstrand to Hono takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hono

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Roro naturreservat
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing Museum ©
Fishing Museum
Galleri Garda ©
Galleri Garda