With some terrific road trip options available in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to soak up all that Vadstena, 19 miles away, has to offer. Among the first stops you make here ought to be Vadstena Castle, Vadstena Abbey and Klosterkyrkan. Norrkoping is another wonderful option. It’s 35 miles away and home to a variety of awesome things to do. Kolmården, Yxbacken Ski Slope and Norrkoping Art Museum are just the start.