One-Week Sweden Road Trip from Gothenburg to Malmo and Helsingborg

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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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8 days included
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Sweden as you embark on an unforgettable 8-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Gothenburg, Varberg, Halmstad, Malmo, Lund, Helsingborg, and Höganäs. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Sweden takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Gothenburg, 2 nights in Malmo, and 1 night in Helsingborg. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Sweden. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Gothenburg, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Sweden on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Sweden. Liseberg and Slottsskogen are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Gothenburg, Varberg, Halmstad, Malmo, Lund, Helsingborg, and Höganäs, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Sweden. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Sweden.

Throughout your road trip in Sweden, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Sweden.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Sweden fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Sweden today!

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Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Lund - city in SwedenLund
Beautiful aerial panoramic view of the Malmo city in Sweden.Malmö / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view of the port and the city of Höganäs in southern Sweden.Höganäs
Canal in the historic centre of Gothenburg, Sweden.Gothenburg / 4 nights
Photo of the city center and the port of Helsingborg in Sweden.Helsingborg / 1 night

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Attractions

Photo of amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg ,Sweden.Liseberg
Photo of Slottsskogen scenic park and lake in Gothenburg ,Sweden.Slottsskogen
UniverseumUniverseum
Horticultural Society, Heden, Centrum, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götaland County, SwedenHorticultural Society
Photo of beautiful glass greenhouse in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden.Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Malmö Castle, Malmö Hus, Norr, Malmo, Malmö kommun, Skåne County, SwedenMalmö Castle
Photo of aerial view of Kullaberg in Sweden.Kullaberg
photo of beautiful cityscape of Malmo with Turning Torso in Sweden.Turning Torso
Pildammstornet tower on the water in the city of MalmoPildammsparken
The Oresund Bridge is a combined motorway and railway bridge between Sweden and Denmark (Malmo and Copenhagen). Long exposure. Selective focus.Øresund Bridge
photo of The Lund Cathedral in Lund, Sweden on sunny day exterior view.Lund Cathedral
Botanical Garden, Professorsstaden, Centrum, Lund, Lund Municipality, Skåne County, SwedenBotanical Garden
photo of Gothenburg Natural History Museum in Sweden.Gothenburg Natural History Museum
GöteborgsoperanGöteborgsoperan
photo of flower arrangements in symmetrical shapes leading up to a fountain in the city park Stadsparken in the town Lund, Sweden.Stadsparken
Tropikariet, Stattena, Helsingborgs kommun, Skåne County, SwedenTropikariet
photo of sunny morning of Kungsparken park in Malmo. Sweden.Kungsparken
photo of morning view of Varberg fortress in Varberg in Sweden.Varberg Fortress
photo of Gothenburg Museum of Art in Gothenburg , Sweden.Gothenburg Museum of Art
Skrylle naturreservat, Lund Municipality, Skåne County, SwedenSkrylle naturreservat
Fredriksdals museet & trädgårdar, Olympia, Helsingborgs kommun, Skåne County, SwedenFredriksdal Museum & Gardens
Keillers park, outdoor gym
photo of Mansions at the Kulturen open-air museum in Lund, Sweden.Kulturen
Slottshagen, Slottshöjden, Helsingborgs kommun, Skåne County, SwedenSlottshagen Stephen
photo of fall in Norre Katts park in Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden.Norre katts park
photo of Getterön Nature Reserve in Varberg, Sweden.Getterön Nature Reserve
Picasso park, Halmstads kommun, Halland County, SwedenPicasso park
Halmstads SlottHalmstads Slott

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Day 1

Day 1 – Gothenburg - arrival day

  • Gothenburg - Arrival day
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  • Göteborgsoperan
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Welcome to Gothenburg, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Sweden! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 3 nights immersing yourself in Gothenburg's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Gothenburg is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Gothenburg. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Sweden. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Gothenburg. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Discover the essence of culinary excellence at SK Mat & Människor, a local dining experience. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and impressive menu, SK Mat & Människor consistently impresses both foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Also highly recommended is Koka, one of the best 1-star Michelin establishments in Gothenburg. Take your pick from the modern menu, which has consistently earned Koka high ratings and praise from satisfied guests.

Experience the best local flavors while in Gothenburg and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Project. Its delectable modern offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals.

After dinner, visit Steampunk Bar for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,520 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at BrewDog Göteborg. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,220 customers, it's safe to say that BrewDog Göteborg promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Haket. This bar, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,048 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day road trip in Sweden!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg
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Drive 25 km, 58 min

  • Gothenburg Botanical Garden
  • Liseberg
  • Keillers park, outdoor gym
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Gothenburg for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

You can learn more about Gothenburg today by going on a tour. Gothenburg offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Gothenburg's best restaurants.

Make a reservation at Gyllene Prag, a popular dining spot in Gothenburg. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,122 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Fiskekrogen while indulging in the charm of Gothenburg. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,138 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Blackstone Steakhouse, a treasured establishment in Gothenburg. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,126 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Brewers Beer Bar Magasinsgatan. , which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Gothenburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 920 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Ölhallen 7:an. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 759 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend The Flying Barrel Pub. This bar, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 808 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Gothenburg.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Sweden.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg
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Drive 14 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Universeum
  • Gothenburg Museum of Art
  • Gothenburg Natural History Museum
  • Slottsskogen
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Gothenburg. You’ll stay in Gothenburg for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Gothenburg on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Gothenburg. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Ma Cuisine, a distinguished dining establishment in Gothenburg. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 878 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Gothenburg is Gothia Towers. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 9,515 happy diners.

Skansen Kronan stands out as a local favorite in Gothenburg. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,812 customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, 3 Små Rum is our number one recommendation. Around 517 customers have rated this bar 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Björns Bar also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 229 reviews.

Hotel Pigalle is another popular place to spend the evening in Gothenburg. This bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,589 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Sweden!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Halmstad and Malmo

  • Malmö
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Drive 283 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Getterön Nature Reserve
  • Varberg Fortress
  • Norre katts park
  • Picasso park
  • Halmstads Slott
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your road trip in Sweden. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Varberg, Halmstad, and Malmo. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Malmo. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Varberg and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 57 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Varberg beckons with new experiences!

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Halmstad. This car ride takes around 51 min.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Malmo, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Malmo's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Don't miss out on experiencing Saltimporten Canteen, a renowned dining spot in Malmo. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 926 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Östergatan No. 25 while immersing yourself in Malmo. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 605 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Lyran, a beloved dining establishment within Malmo. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 534 satisfied customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, an awesome bar you can go to is Malmö Brewing Co & Taproom. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,265 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at BrewDog Malmö. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,549 customers.

Spegeln is another great place where you can celebrate your adventures in Malmo. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,273 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Sweden!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Malmo

  • Malmö
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Drive 65 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Turning Torso
  • Malmö Castle
  • Kungsparken
  • Pildammsparken
  • Øresund Bridge
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Malmo has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Malmo by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Malmo.

Don't forget to book a table at Bullen - Två Krögare, a well-known eatery in Malmo. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,441 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Lilla Kafferosteriet while exploring Malmo. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,031 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Laziza, a popular restaurant in Malmo. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,030 discerning diners.

After dinner, visit Far i Hatten, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,826 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Paddy's. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,216 customers.

Alternatively, check out Fagans. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,778 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Sweden!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Lund and Helsingborg

  • Helsingborg
  • Lund
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Drive 97 km, 1 hour 55 min

  • Skrylle naturreservat
  • Botanical Garden
  • Kulturen
  • Lund Cathedral
  • Stadsparken
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your road trip in Sweden, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Lund, Lund, and Helsingborg. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Helsingborg. Helsingborg will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Make Botaniska trädgården one of your first sightseeing stops in Lund. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,248 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Kulturen is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This open-air museum is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,346 reviews. Up to 108,000 travelers visit this site every year to make their time in Lund special.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Lund Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,342 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Stadsparken. A trip to this popular urban park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.5 out of 5-star rating as given by 4,072 previous visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Lund and set your GPS to Helsingborg. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 41 min. Upon reaching Helsingborg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Helsingborg, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Helsingborg.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Olsons skafferi. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Helsingborg boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 1,290 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Helsingborg is Roy's Mat o Bar. It has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,254 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at KOL & Cocktails, in Helsingborg. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 933 satisfied customers.

Pub Nessie is one of the best bars you can visit in Helsingborg tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 858 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Telegrafen. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 856 customers.

Alternatively, try The Bishops Arms. The Bishops Arms is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 612 customers.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Sweden.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Höganäs and Gothenburg

  • Helsingborg
  • Gothenburg
  • Höganäs
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Drive 268 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Slottshagen Stephen
  • Fredriksdal Museum & Gardens
  • Tropikariet
  • Kullaberg
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On day 7 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Sweden, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Helsingborg, Höganäs, and Gothenburg. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Gothenburg, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Gothenburg. Gothenburg offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Gothenburg. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Avalon Hotel, an acclaimed dining establishment in Gothenburg. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,774 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Kungstorgets Brygghus, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Kungstorgets Brygghus is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,379 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Sweden!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Gothenburg - departure day

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  • Horticultural Society
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Day 8 of your road trip in Sweden is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Gothenburg before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Sweden, take time to indulge in shopping at Gothenburg’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Sweden. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Before you conclude your road trip in Sweden, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Gothenburg.

You’ll then say farewell to Gothenburg. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Sweden!

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