9-Day Sweden road trip from Gothenburg to Malmo and Helsingborg

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Explore the best of Sweden on a 9-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Gothenburg, Varberg, Halmstad, Malmo, Lund, Helsingborg, and Höganäs. This road trip itinerary in Sweden seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Sweden takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 5 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, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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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 kommun
Canal in the historic centre of Gothenburg, Sweden.Gothenburg / 5 nights
Photo of the city center and the port of Helsingborg in Sweden.Helsingborg / 1 night

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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
Feskekörka, Inom Vallgraven, Centrum, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götaland County, SwedenFeskekörka
Plikta lekplats / Playground 444, Änggården, Majorna-Linné, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götaland County, SwedenPlikta lekplats / Playground 444
photo of Gothenburg Museum of Art in Gothenburg , Sweden.Gothenburg Museum of Art
photo of Gothenburg, the view of city museum and Christine church in the city center, Sweden, Scandinavia.Museum of Gothenburg
Aeroseum, Säve, Norra Hisingen, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götaland County, SwedenAeroseum
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 aerial view of Balder roller coaster on Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden.Balder
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
5:e Vik, Varbergs kommun, Halland County, Sweden5:e Vik

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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 4 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.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Gothenburg. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Sweden. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

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.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at SK Mat & Människor, one of the finest restaurants in Gothenburg, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and modern offerings, SK Mat & Människor has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Koka. This food haven in Gothenburg has been awarded 1 Michelin stars. Featuring modern cuisine, this well-loved restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at Project. This celebrated dining spot in Gothenburg is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Gothenburg. Steampunk Bar is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,520 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out BrewDog Göteborg. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,220 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Haket. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,048 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 9-day road trip in Sweden!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg
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Drive 24 km, 52 min

  • Liseberg
  • Balder
  • Keillers park, outdoor gym
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Gothenburg has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg.

Reserve your spot at Gyllene Prag, a popular local restaurant in Gothenburg. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,122 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Fiskekrogen during your stay in Gothenburg. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,138 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Blackstone Steakhouse, a popular local gem in Gothenburg. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,126 satisfied guests.

Make your way to Brewers Beer Bar Magasinsgatan. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 920 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Ölhallen 7:an? This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars among 759 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is The Flying Barrel Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 808 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg
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Drive 8 km, 54 min

  • Universeum
  • Gothenburg Museum of Art
  • Feskekörka
  • Museum of Gothenburg
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Day 3 of your road trip across Sweden promises a magnificent time exploring Gothenburg. You have 2 nights left in Gothenburg. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Gothenburg has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Gothenburg offers and add your favorites to your Sweden travel package below.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Ma Cuisine, a well-known eatery in Gothenburg. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 878 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Gothia Towers while exploring Gothenburg. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 9,515 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Skansen Kronan, a popular restaurant in Gothenburg. 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 2,812 discerning diners.

After dinner, visit 3 Små Rum to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Gothenburg, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 517 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Björns Bar. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Björns Bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 229 customers.

Hotel Pigalle is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,589 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Sweden.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg
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Drive 36 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • Gothenburg Botanical Garden
  • Slottsskogen
  • Gothenburg Natural History Museum
  • Plikta lekplats / Playground 444
  • Aeroseum
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Gothenburg for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Sweden that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Gothenburg has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Sweden by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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.

Make sure to book a table at Avalon Hotel, a popular restaurant in Gothenburg. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,774 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Gothenburg, Kungstorgets Brygghus. This bar is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,379 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Gothenburg and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Sweden!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Varberg and Malmo

  • Malmö
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Drive 290 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Getterön Nature Reserve
  • 5:e Vik
  • Varberg Fortress
  • Norre katts park
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On day 5 of your road trip in Sweden, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Varberg, Halmstad, and Malmo. In the evening, you’ll end up in Malmo, where you will stay for 2 nights.

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!

Set your GPS to Halmstad and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 51 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Halmstad beckons with new experiences!

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Malmo. Malmo 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.

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

Make a reservation at Saltimporten Canteen, a popular dining spot in Malmo. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 926 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Östergatan No. 25 while indulging in the charm of Malmo. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, cherished by 605 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Lyran, a treasured establishment in Malmo. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 534 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city. Malmö Brewing Co & Taproom is a popular option with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,265 customers.

Another top option is BrewDog Malmö. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,549 customers.

Spegeln is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,273 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – 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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On day 6 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Malmo. You’ll stay in Malmo for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

You can learn more about Malmo today by going on a tour. Malmo 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 Malmo's best restaurants.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Bullen - Två Krögare, an acclaimed dining establishment in Malmo. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,441 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Lilla Kafferosteriet while experiencing the best of Malmo. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,031 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Laziza, an elegant culinary destination in Malmo. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,030 previous guests.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Far i Hatten is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,826 customers.

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

Fagans is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,778 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Sweden!

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Day 7

Day 7 – 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 7 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.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Botaniska trädgården. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,248 reviews.

Next up is Kulturen. This open-air museum has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,346 visitors. As one of the top places to visit in the town, Kulturen welcomes 108,000 visitors annually.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Lund Cathedral. This lutheran cathedral has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,342 reviews.

Stadsparken is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This urban park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,072 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Helsingborg, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Lund to Helsingborg may take around 41 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Olsons skafferi while you’re in Helsingborg. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,290 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Helsingborg is Roy's Mat o Bar. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,254 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Helsingborg, enjoy KOL & Cocktails’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 933 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Pub Nessie 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 858 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Telegrafen. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 856 customers, it's safe to say that Telegrafen promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend The Bishops Arms. This bar, rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 612 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Sweden!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Höganäs and Gothenburg

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

  • Slottshagen Stephen
  • Fredriksdal Museum & Gardens
  • Tropikariet
  • Kullaberg
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Sweden. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Helsingborg, Höganäs, and Gothenburg, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Gothenburg. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 9

Day 9 – Gothenburg - departure day

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  • Horticultural Society
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Day 9 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.

As you approach the end of your journey in Sweden, take a moment for some retail therapy in Gothenburg’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Sweden, a variety of items are waiting for you.

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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