14-Day Road Trip in Austria and Switzerland from Vienna to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Schaffhausen, Lucerne, Zurich, and Braunau am Inn

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Set off on a grand 14-day Euro trip through Austria and Switzerland. Visit multiple cities like Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, and Basel, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 9 nights in Austria and 4 nights in Switzerland.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Austria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Vienna and begin your adventure from there. Explore Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Gemeinde Ehrwald, Marktgemeinde Wattens, Lähn, Braunau am Inn, Laxenburg, and Gemeinde Melk, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Switzerland. Immerse yourself in the allure of Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, and St. Gallen, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Schaffhausen’s Museum zu Allerheiligen. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 14-day self-drive adventure in Austria and Switzerland. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Austria and Switzerland.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Sankt Gallen - region in SwitzerlandSankt Gallen
Lähn
Wattens
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
Neuhausen
Schaffhausen - city in SwitzerlandSchaffhausen / 1 night
Laxenburg
Panoramic view of historic Zurich city center with famous Fraumunster, Grossmunster and St. Peter and river Limmat at Lake Zurich on a sunny day with clouds in summer, Canton of Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich / 2 nights
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 2 nights
Gemeinde Melk - city in AustriaMelk
Lucerne - town in SwitzerlandLucerne / 1 night
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 4 nights
Photo of a view of the Alps from the Ehrwald, a town on the border of Germany and Austria with picturesque meadows surrounded by towering mountain ranges, including the Zugspitze.Ehrwald
Innsbruck cityscape, Austria.Innsbruck / 2 nights
Braunau am Inn - city in AustriaBraunau am Inn / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of the Wiener Riesenrad or Vienna Giant Wheel 65m tall Ferris wheel in Prater park in Austria.Prater
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Photo of a yellow pavillion in the Schonbrunn tiergarten zoological garden in Vienna, Austria.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
Photo of Hofburg palace on St. Michael square (Michaelerplatz), Vienna, Austria.Hofburg Palace
Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Photo of the Museumsquartier or MQ or Museums Quartier is an area in the centre of Vienna, Austria.MuseumsQuartier
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge
Photo of beautiful colorful flower clock in Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria.Stadtpark
photo of Swarovski Crystal Worlds covered with snow in Innsbruck, Austria.Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Photo of the Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria. Albertina houses one of the largest print rooms in the world.Albertina
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
Photo of the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
Mozart's Birthplace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMozart's Birthplace
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
Photo of Lucerne dying lion monument, Switzerland.Lion Monument
photo of Golden Roof in Innsbruck Austria - architecture and nature background.Golden Roof
photo of view of The view of Hundertwasser house in Vienna, Austria.Hundertwasserhaus
Photo of aerial view of the Highline 179 in Reutte, Austria.Highline179
Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
photo of view of Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
Laxenburg castles, Gemeinde Laxenburg, Bezirk Mödling, Lower Austria, AustriaLaxenburg Castle Park
photo of view of Mozart statue on Mozart Square (Mozartplatz) located at Salzburg, Austria.Mozartplatz
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Haus der Natur, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaHaus der Natur
Photo of Swiss Transport Museum, lucerne, Switzerland.Swiss Museum of Transport
Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
Salzburg Cathedral, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaSalzburg Cathedral
MirabellgartenMirabellgarten
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
Tierpark Stadt Haag, Gemeinde Haag, Bezirk Amstetten, Lower Austria, AustriaTierpark Stadt Haag
Photo of Swiss National Museum or Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland.Swiss National Museum
photo of The ski-jump at Bergisel, Innsbruck in Austria.Bergisel Ski Jump
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Photo of Zurich opera house and Sechselautenplatz town square view, largest city in Switzerland.Zürich Opera House
Innsbrucker Hofgarten
photo of view of Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car,Gemeinde Ehrwald Austria.Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car
photo of part of the ancient Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrücke) over the river Reuss in the historical town center of Lucerne, the famous city in Central Switzerland.Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
Altstadt InnsbruckInnenstadt
Botanical Garden, St. Gallen, Wahlkreis St. Gallen, Sankt Gallen, SwitzerlandBotanical Garden
photo of Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.Museum zu Allerheiligen
Reformierte Kirche St Johann
Katholische Johanneskirche Luzern

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Day 1

Day 1 – Vienna - arrival day

  • Vienna - Arrival day
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  • Stadtpark
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Austria and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Vienna in Austria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Vienna for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Austria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Vienna before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Vienna, including the outstanding Stadtpark. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 27,294 reviews, this fascinating metro station and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Vienna. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland.

Enjoy a delicious meal at die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch, a top-rated dining destination in Vienna. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Flanagans, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Puerstner. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Vienna this evening.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Kruger’s American Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Josef Cocktailbar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Loos American Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Your multi-country road trip in Austria and Switzerland has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 7 km, 44 min

  • Prater
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Hundertwasserhaus
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Vienna. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

Prater is a travelers’ favorite in Vienna, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 114,084 visitors.

In Vienna, don’t miss Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, a great sightseeing destination and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,411 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Vienna off your list when you visit the wonderful Hundertwasserhaus. This popular sight is an outstanding multiple dwellings, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 20,429 travelers.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Vienna boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Austria.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Vollpension, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Zum Schwarzen Kameel is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Plachutta Wollzeile. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Vienna tonight.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Kleinod, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Needle Vinyl Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Roberto American Bar. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Hofburg Palace
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Schönbrunn Palace
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On day 3, you will wake up in Vienna with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Vienna before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Austria and Switzerland.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Hofburg Palace. This outstanding castle and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 47,034 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Hofburg Palace is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating St. Stephen's Cathedral is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This catholic cathedral and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 103,855 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing chapel, Belvedere Palace Chapel. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 66,332 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Schönbrunn Palace, an outstanding castle, is one place you should visit while in Vienna considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 145,237 travelers.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Austria's delectable cuisine at one of Vienna's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Savor the flavors at Lebenbauer, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Lugeck beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Vienna tonight.

Take in the ambiance of Vienna as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Vienna and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Vienna
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Drive 302 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Albertina
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Austria and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Vienna in Austria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Salzburg, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Vienna, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Salzburg. Your travel time is around 3 hours 2 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vienna today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Albertina. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,147 visitors and attracts around 360,073 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Vienna State Opera. This incredible attraction and opera house holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 49,854 visitors.

According to travelers in Vienna, the extraordinary Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and château is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 53,579 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn. Up to 50,414 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Salzburg. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Salzburg. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at IMLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant in Salzburg, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss WeiherWirt. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Salzburg.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Harry Bär for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Darwin's Cafe Bar is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Haus der Natur
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Austria and Switzerland has in store for you! You will be staying in Salzburg for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Salzburg today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Hellbrunn Palace. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,017 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Fortress Hohensalzburg. This incredible attraction and museum holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 43,309 visitors.

According to travelers in Salzburg, the extraordinary Haus der Natur Salzburg is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and science museum gets around 500,000 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,033 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible architectural structure, Hangar-7. Up to 14,007 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Salzburg’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Augustiner Bräu Mülln, a top-rated dining destination in Salzburg. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Die Weisse, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Salzburg this evening.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at MENTOR'S BAR KULTUR after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to StageBar Salzburg for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Monkeys cafe. Bar is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Salzburg and Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
  • Salzburg
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Drive 187 km, 2 hours 33 min

  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Mozartplatz
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Mirabellgarten
  • Mirabell Palace
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your multi-country journey across Austria and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Salzburg in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Innsbruck where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Innsbruck, 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 Salzburg to Innsbruck may take around 2 hours 13 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Innsbruck, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Salzburg, including the outstanding Salzburg Cathedral. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,882 reviews, this fascinating catholic cathedral and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Salzburg is also home to the captivating Mozartplatz, a local square considered one of the highlights of the city. About 12,235 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Mozart's Birthplace is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Salzburg. This extraordinary museum and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 21,779 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Mirabell Gardens will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing park and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,148 reviews.

Soak in Salzburg's rich culture at the fantastic Mirabell Palace. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Salzburg is its overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 26,688 visitor reviews.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Innsbruck of your choice.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Austria and Switzerland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Innsbruck. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Dine in style at Stiftskeller, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Thai-Li-Ba boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Gasthof Goldener Adler. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Innsbruck.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at music-bar ZAPPA, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Cafe Katzung offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out M + M Bar - cocktail bar in Innsbruck. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

As the night falls in Innsbruck, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
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Drive 11 km, 42 min

  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Innenstadt
  • Golden Roof
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Innsbruck. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Innsbruck, including the outstanding Bergisel Ski Jump. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,647 reviews, this fascinating sightseeing destination and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Innsbruck is also home to the captivating Innenstadt, a local sightseeing destination considered one of the highlights of the city. About 1,151 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Golden Roof is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Innsbruck. This extraordinary building and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 18,818 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Innsbrucker Hofgarten will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing park and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,853 reviews.

Soak in Innsbruck's rich culture at the fantastic Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Innsbruck is its overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 11,043 visitor reviews.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Innsbruck. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Café Central, a highly-rated dining destination in Innsbruck. If you're eager to try something different, consider Glorious Bastards Innsbruck, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Limerick Bills Irish Pub. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Innsbruck this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Dom Cafe-Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Liquid Diary, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Cafe Bar Moustache likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Innsbruck, Gemeinde Ehrwald, Marktgemeinde Wattens, Lähn, and Schaffhausen

  • Schaffhausen
  • Ehrwald
  • Wattens
  • Lähn
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Drive 364 km, 5 hours 11 min

  • Swarovski Crystal Worlds
  • Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car
  • Highline179
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Gemeinde Ehrwald in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Schaffhausen, your home for 1 night.

Gemeinde Ehrwald’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Marktgemeinde Wattens behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 28 min. Gemeinde Ehrwald welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Something that makes Gemeinde Ehrwald the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding sightseeing destination, Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,209 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Innsbruck, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Marktgemeinde Wattens. Your travel time is around 21 min.

In Marktgemeinde Wattens, the extraordinary Swarovski Kristallwelten awaits. This attraction is a valued museum that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 29,831 travelers' reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Gemeinde Ehrwald, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Lähn may take around 26 min. Upon your arrival in Lähn, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated point of interest and attraction in Lähn — Highline179. About 15,604 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Schaffhausen’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Austria's delectable cuisine at one of Schaffhausen's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the town’s most recommended bars.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Gerberstube, a top-rated dining spot in Schaffhausen. If you're in the mood for something new, try Adler, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Restaurant La Piazza. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Schaffhausen.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Eckhaus GmbH, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Bar No13 is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Tabaco Lounge also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Basel, and Lucerne

  • Lucerne
  • Neuhausen
  • Schaffhausen
  • Basel
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Drive 230 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • Reformierte Kirche St Johann
  • Museum zu Allerheiligen
  • Rhine Falls
  • Basel Zoo
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Neuhausen in Switzerland, 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 Lucerne. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Schaffhausen, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Neuhausen. This drive usually takes around 8 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Rhine Falls. This outstanding waterfall and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 70,505 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Rhine Falls is worth pages in your travel diary.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Schaffhausen and set your GPS to Neuhausen. 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 8 min. Upon reaching Neuhausen, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Reformierte Kirche St. Johann is a travelers’ favorite in Schaffhausen, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 192 visitors.

In Schaffhausen, don’t miss Museum zu Allerheiligen, a great museum and place to see in the town. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 286 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Basel. This car ride takes around 1 hour 32 min.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Basel Zoo. This outstanding zoo and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 2,012,511 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 15,178 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Basel Zoo is worth pages in your travel diary.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Lucerne. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the town of Lucerne boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Austria.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Bolero, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ampersand? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Lucerne.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Bar 59. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Bar 58 offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Café Tacuba Neustadt, another top-rated bar in the area.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Austria and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Lucerne to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the town center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lucerne and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Lucerne
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Drive 63 km, 1 hour 59 min

  • Katholische Johanneskirche Luzern
  • Swiss Museum of Transport
  • Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
  • Lion Monument
  • Chapel Bridge
  • More

On day 10 of your multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland, 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 to see in Lucerne in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Zurich, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Set your GPS to Zurich and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 43 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Zurich beckons with new experiences!

Katholische Johanneskirche Luzern is a travelers’ favorite in Lucerne, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 22 visitors.

In Lucerne, don’t miss Swiss Museum of Transport, a great technology museum and place to see in the town. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,571 reviews. Going here means you’ll be in the great company of 562,605 other travelers who visit this attraction every year.

Check other top attractions in Lucerne off your list when you visit the wonderful Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne. This popular sight is an outstanding wooden bridge, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,066 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Lion Monument Lucerne. This sculpture and place of interest has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 20,294 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, the fantastic Chapel Bridge awaits. This point of interest is a tourist hot spot, garnering an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 29,995 visitors.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Zurich. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Zurich. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Austria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Make sure to reserve a table at Babu's, an iconic dining spot in Zurich. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Cantinetta Antinori, a popular restaurant in Zurich. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of El Lokal, a hidden gem nestled in Zurich. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Rio Bar. Alternatively, go to La Stanza, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Zurich

  • Zurich
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Drive 10 km, 46 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürich Opera House
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On day 11, you will wake up in Zurich with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Zurich before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Austria and Switzerland.

A tour of Zurich is not complete without a visit to the famous Zürich Zoo. This incredible zoo and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,267 travelers.

Make the most of your Zurich travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Kunsthaus Zürich. This art museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,594 travelers and gets around 382,603 annual visits.

You can then move on to the incredible Grossmünster for an experience worth remembering. This local church building and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,297 visitors.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Zurich. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Austria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Dine in style at Aurora, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Kafi Dihei boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Weisses Rössli. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Zurich.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Ebrietas Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Rimini Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Celebrate day 11 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Zurich, St. Gallen, and Braunau am Inn

  • Braunau am Inn
  • Sankt Gallen
  • Zurich
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Drive 443 km, 5 hours 11 min

  • Lindenhof
  • Swiss National Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • More

On day 12 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Austria and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, St. Gallen in Switzerland. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Braunau am Inn, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Zurich, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to St. Gallen may take around 1 hour 12 min. Upon your arrival in St. Gallen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated museum and attraction in St. Gallen — Botanical Garden. About 805 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in St. Gallen. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Zurich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Lindenhof. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,365 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Swiss National Museum. This incredible attraction and organization holds an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to 8,085 visitors.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Braunau am Inn.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Austria and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Braunau am Inn’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Jia's Asia Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Braunau am Inn. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Philoxenia - griechisches Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Indisches Restaurant Guru Braunau. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Braunau am Inn this evening.

Celebrate day 12 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Braunau am Inn, Knillhof, Laxenburg, Gemeinde Melk, and Vienna

  • Vienna
  • Laxenburg
  • Melk
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Drive 340 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Tierpark Stadt Haag
  • Melk Abbey
  • Laxenburg Castle Park
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 13 of your multi-country journey across Austria and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Knillhof in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Vienna where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Braunau am Inn’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Knillhof. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 39 min. When you arrive in Knillhof, it's time to take a break from the road.

In Knillhof, the extraordinary Tierpark Stadt Haag awaits. This attraction is a valued zoo that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,639 travelers' reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Laxenburg, 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 Gemeinde Melk to Laxenburg may take around 1 hour 5 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Laxenburg, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A tour of Laxenburg is not complete without a visit to the famous Laxenburg Castle Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,455 travelers.

After soaking in Knillhof’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Gemeinde Melk. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 48 min. When you arrive in Gemeinde Melk, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Gemeinde Melk is not complete without a visit to the famous Melk Abbey. This incredible abbey and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,473 travelers.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Vienna. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the sun sets on day 13 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Vienna's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Austria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Vienna has them.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Bockshorn Irish Pub, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Reinthaler's Beisl is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Salm Bräu. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Vienna tonight.

Take in the ambiance of Vienna as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Vienna - departure day

  • Vienna - Departure day
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  • MuseumsQuartier
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On day 14 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Vienna before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Austria and Switzerland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in Austria unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Vienna’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Austria. Keep the spirit of your trip to Austria alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of Austria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Vienna and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Austria and Switzerland.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at 1516 Brewing Company, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Rinderwahn is another top choice with a popular menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Vienna for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 14-day European road trip in Austria and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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