If You Have 1 Day
Enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the cafes along the Avenyn in the center of Gothenburg; then take the classic Padden boat ride, traveling through the moat and canal out to the harbor and the giant docks. Return for a stroll along the Avenyn; then take one of the summertime vintage trams to see part of the city ashore. Go to Liseberg amusement park in the evening.
If You Have 2 Days
For your first day, follow the suggestions above. On Day 2, take a boat trip to Elfsborg Fortress, leaving from the Stenpiren in the Gothenburg harbor and continuing under the Ålvsborg Bridge to Elfsborg. In the afternoon, visit the Göteborgs Konstmuseum and the Botanical Garden.
If You Have 3 Days
For the first 2 days, follow the itineraries suggested above. On Day 3, get up early to visit the fish auction at the harbor (begins at 7am); then go to the Feskekörka (Fish Church) nearby. Take tram no. 6 to Guldhedens Våttentorn (water tower) for a panoramic view of Gothenburg. Go to Götaplatsen to see the famed Poseidon fountain by Carl Milles. In the afternoon, visit the Röhsska Museum of Arts and Crafts and stroll through the rose-filled Trädgårdsföreningen across from the Central Station.
If You Have 4-5 Days
For Days 1 to 3, follow the itineraries suggested above. On Day 4, take an excursion to Marstrand, north of the city. On Day 5, visit Nordstan, the biggest shopping center in Scandinavia. Spend the remaining part of the day exploring the southern archipelago, which you can do free with your Gothenburg Card. The MS S:t Erik departs from Lilla Bommen, near Gothenburg's Opera House, and the steamboat Bohuslän leaves from Skeppsbron/Stenpiren for trips around the archipelago.
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