15 days in Vastra Gotaland County Itinerary

15 days in Vastra Gotaland County Itinerary

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Gothenburg
— 5 nights
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Fjallbacka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Haverud
— 1 night
Drive
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Lidkoping
— 2 nights
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Karlsborg
— 3 nights
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Gothenburg — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trollhätte Canal and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maritiman and Delsjon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Roro naturreservat (in Ockero) and Boras (Navet Science Center & Boras Djurpark). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gothenburg trip itinerary planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Gothenburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fjallbacka.
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Fjallbacka — 3 nights

Fjällbacka is a locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.Notable residentsThe actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka. Escape the urban bustle at Kungsklyftan and Kosterhavets Nationalpark. Step off the beaten path and head to Stangehuvud Naturreservat and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fjallbacka: Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad) and Ramsvikslandet (in Hunnebostrand). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hallristningsomradet Tanum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fjallbacka driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Fjallbacka in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Haverud.
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Haverud — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Haverud Sluss and then explore the activities along Dalslands Kanal AB.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Haverud trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Fjallbacka to Haverud takes 2 hours. In August in Haverud, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lidkoping.
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Lidkoping — 2 nights

Lidköping is a locality and the seat of Lidköping Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skara Domkyrka, explore the historical opulence of Lacko Castle, and then get outside with Hindens Rev. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hornborgasjon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Silverfallet.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lidkoping day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haverud to Lidkoping takes 2 hours. August in Lidkoping sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karlsborg.
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Karlsborg — 3 nights

Karlsborg is a locality and the seat of Karlsborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tivedens Nationalpark. Keep things going the next day: walk around Hjo Stadspark and then steep yourself in history at Karlsborgs Fastning.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Karlsborg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lidkoping to Karlsborg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Karlsborg are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Vastra Gotaland County travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Gardens
The deep history and cultural heritage of Västra Götaland County offers something for everyone. The county is chock full of medieval monuments just waiting to be explored. Lush meadows and deep forests await, and moss-covered trails ensure serenity and peace. Surrounded by lakes and rivers, this coastal area is dotted with harbors and fishing boats. Wander the botanical gardens, or take a trip into the inventive city of Gothenburg, a hub of culture and education.
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