10-Day Road Trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Zurich, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and Schwangau sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 3 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Germany, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Munich, Stuttgart, and Schwangau, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Austria, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Vienna and Salzburg, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Switzerland. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Zurich. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Switzerland invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in Germany, 3 nights in Austria, and 2 nights in Switzerland. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Zurich, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and Schwangau and beyond.

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

In Germany for example, you can choose between luxury treatment at the 4-star HYPERION Hotel München, immaculate service and atmosphere at a 4-star hotel like Leonardo Hotel Munich City North, or comfort on a budget at the stellar Super 8 Munich City North Hotel, a 3-star hotel.

Similarly, in Austria, the choice stands between accommodations such as the more affordable 3-star Altmann Hotel, the mid-range 3-star Hotel George Vienna, and the luxurious 5-star Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - a concept by Hyatt.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in the booking widget to the right of your screen or by scrolling down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Germany, you’ll be greeted by the captivating region of Munich. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Munich, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the region, including Marienplatz and the fascinating Olympiapark München. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

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

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Zurich, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and Schwangau and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse 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 10-day self-drive adventure in Germany, 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.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

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 in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Germany, 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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Destinations

Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 3 nights
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 2 nights
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 1 night
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, SwitzerlandZürich / 2 nights
Photo of Tuebingen in the Stuttgart city ,Germany Colorful house in riverside and blue sky. Stuttgart / 1 night

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Attractions

Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of Munich skyline with Marienplatz town hall in Germany.Marienplatz
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
Photo of summer landscape of the famous tourist attraction in the Bavarian Alps, the 19th century Neuschwanstein castle, Germany.Neuschwanstein Castle
Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
Photo of aerial view of Olympiapark in German city Munich which hosted olympic games at 1972.Olympiapark
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
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
Photo of Spectacular modern architecture and home of Museum Mercedes-Benz Welt in Stuttgart, Germany.Mercedes-Benz Museum
Photo of "Rheintor" (River Rhine Gate) with the former Customs House was the entrance gate to Linz and to "Schloßplatz" (Castle Square) with its half-timbered houses.Schloßplatz
Hohenschwangau CastleHohenschwangau Castle
photo of Musée et tour BMW .BMW Museum
Photo of the Museumsquartier or MQ or Museums Quartier is an area in the centre of Vienna, Austria.MuseumsQuartier
photo of German Museum (Deutsches Museum) in Munich, Germany, the world's largest museum of science and technology .Deutsches Museum
photo of view of Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the evening, Berlin Germany., Germany,Stuttgart Wilhelma
Photo of beautiful colorful flower clock in Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria.Stadtpark
Photo of view of the futuristic looking headquarters of BMW car manufacturer in Munich, Germany.BMW Welt
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
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
Karlsplatz, Bezirksteil Kreuzviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyKarlsplatz (Stachus)
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
Eisbachwelle
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
MozartplatzMozartplatz
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
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
MarienbrückeMarienbrücke

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Jan 1 - Jan 10

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Day 1 – Munich - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Munich - arrival day

  • Munich - Arrival day
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  • Marienplatz
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring region of Munich in Germany. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Munich for 2 nights.

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

You’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in Munich. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring.

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the Leonardo Hotel Munich City North, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Munich. With a remarkable 4.1 out of 5 stars from 3,501 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at HYPERION Hotel München, a 4-star gem in Munich. With an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5,118 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Super 8 Munich City North Hotel, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Munich. With a commendable 4 out of 5 stars from 4,024 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Munich. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

If you’re curious about the best restaurant in Munich, make sure to check out Hofbräuhaus München. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

Alternatively, another top-rated restaurant in the region is Schneider Bräuhaus München. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 9,282 customers.

A recurring restaurant recommendation among travelers who have visited Munich before is Augustiner Klosterwirt GmbH. This restaurant has a popular menu, deserving of an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,224 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Munich. At Hofbräuhaus München, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Schneider Bräuhaus München, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 9,282 reviews.

Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant is also one of the best places in Munich where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,885 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Germany, 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 – Munich

Day 2

Day 2 – Munich

  • Munich
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Drive 21 km, 53 min

  • Olympiapark
  • BMW Museum
  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Eisbachwelle
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On day 2, you will wake up in Munich with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Munich before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Olympiapark München is a travelers’ favorite in Munich, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,982 visitors.

In Munich, don’t miss BMW Museum, a great museum and place to see in the region. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,365 reviews. Going here means you’ll be in the great company of 250,000 other travelers who visit this attraction every year.

Check other top attractions in Munich off your list when you visit the wonderful BMW Welt. This popular sight is an outstanding museum, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 28,049 travelers. Approximately 3,000,000 people visit this attraction each year.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding English Garden. This park and place of interest has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 57,306 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, the fantastic Eisbachwelle awaits. This is a tourist hot spot, garnering an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,766 visitors.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Munich has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Germany. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

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

Featuring delightful food options and creative french offering, Atelier has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than EssZimmer. Featuring exquisite modern french and creative cuisine, EssZimmer , a well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant, stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at Alois - Dallmayr Fine Dining. Countless patrons that sing its praises and its 2 Michelin star rating add to this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s prestige.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at Kilians Irish Pub. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,188 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at Nuernberger Bratwurst Gloeckl am Dom. This famous bar in Munich is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,035 customers.

This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses.

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

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Day 3 – Munich and Vienna

Day 3

Day 3 – Munich and Vienna

  • Munich
  • Vienna
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Drive 411 km, 4 hours 58 min

  • Victuals Market
  • Deutsches Museum
  • Melk Abbey
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Germany, 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 Munich in Germany and Lower Austria and Vienna in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Vienna, where you will stay for 2 nights.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Munich is the magnificent Victuals Market. Around 54,246 visitors have rated this excellent travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Deutsches Museum on this leg of your adventure in Germany. This attraction is a well-known museum that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 30,593 travelers. Given this incredible site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 1,250,000 people visit it every year.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Munich, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Set course for Austria! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Vienna may take around 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Munich is where memories are made! Take time to explore the region’s most popular attractions and learn something new today.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Munich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Victuals Market. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 54,246 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Deutsches Museum. This incredible attraction and museum holds an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to 30,593 visitors. Up to 1,250,000 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

Elevate your experience in Vienna by engaging in exhilarating activities and joining tours that uncover the hidden wonders of this beautiful region.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to include a unique blend of top-rated experiences to your travel diary. Browse all of your options below and reserve your slot before it's too late.

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

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the magnificent Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - a concept by Hyatt, situated in central Vienna. This splendid 5-star hotel boasts an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,677 guests.

The amazing Hotel George Vienna garners an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 640 satisfied guests.

Budget-conscious travelers can also find an ideal stay at the charming Altmann Hotel. This top-rated affordable 3-star hotel in Vienna has received an admirable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 662 guests.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy 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 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

One awesome place that offers a variety of good food for every budget is Bockshorn Irish Pub. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,158 diners.

When you want to eat at a place locals enjoy, head to die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch and check out their diverse menu. More than 668 customers have rated this restaurant an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something else, try eating at Lebenbauer and discover what makes people return to this restaurant. Lebenbauer has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 517 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bockshorn Irish Pub, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,158 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Needle Vinyl Bar, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 774 customers.

Grüner Kakadu is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 568 customers.

Celebrate day 3 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 4 – Vienna

Day 4

Day 4 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Vienna State Opera
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
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Day 4 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 region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Vienna State Opera. This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 46,463 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Vienna State Opera is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Hofburg is another of the region's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This museum and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 43,996 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing museum, Museum of Natural History Vienna. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 30,533 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated MuseumsQuartier Wien is one place you should visit while in Vienna considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 29,213 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace Park and discover what makes this local park and wonder one of the best attractions in Vienna. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 52,208 travelers.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in Austria by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Vienna, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

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 Vienna. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the region’s most popular bars.

Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Amador has consistently impressed its foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional creative and contemporary cuisine.

Have a fulfilling dinner from its enticing creative menu, which has consistently earned Mraz & Sohn high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top dining choice has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, so prepare for an amazing and high-quality food experience.

Its delectable creative and contemporary offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be glad to know that this restaurant has also been awarded Bib Gourmand status.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Josef Cocktailbar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Flanagans. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,132 customers.

Crossfield's Australian Pub cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 2,326 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 5 – Vienna and Salzburg

Day 5

Day 5 – Vienna and Salzburg

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 306 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Schönbrunn Palace
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Vienna and Salzburg in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Salzburg. Salzburg will be your home for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Vienna, including the outstanding St. Stephen's Cathedral. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 97,727 reviews, this fascinating church and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Vienna is also home to the captivating Citypark, a local park considered one of the highlights of the region. About 26,804 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Belvedere Palace is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Vienna. This extraordinary museum and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,791 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Schönbrunn Palace will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 135,798 reviews.

Feel the freedom as you navigate your way from Vienna to Salzburg. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours and 1 minute without stops.

To make your day special, check out all the available tours and tickets in the region!

Salzburg has something for every interest and travel budget.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Salzburg. 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.

Travelers visiting Salzburg receive the warmest welcome at Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel. This 5-star hotel treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times.

Snooze Hotel is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring. This hotel has an average rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars from 673 guests.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Salzburg that offers value-for-money accommodation options is Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Mitte. Around 1,276 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Salzburg's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Austria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the region’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Salzburg has them.

If you’re curious about the best restaurant in Salzburg, make sure to check out STEAKHOUSE MEET2EAT SALZBURG. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 545 customers.

Alternatively, another top-rated restaurant in the region is Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,149 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Red Bull Hangar-7, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Salzburg. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 12,898 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Monkeys cafe. Bar, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Darwin's Cafe Bar, one of the top-rated bars in Salzburg, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 658 satisfied customers.

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

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Day 6 – Salzburg and Stuttgart

Day 6

Day 6 – Salzburg and Stuttgart

  • Salzburg
  • Stuttgart
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Drive 389 km, 4 hours 33 min

  • Mozartplatz
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Salzburg in Austria and Stuttgart in Germany, 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 Stuttgart. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

A tour of Salzburg is not complete without a visit to the famous Mozartplatz. This incredible attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,775 travelers.

Make the most of your Salzburg travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Mirabell Palace. This destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,433 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Fortress Hohensalzburg for an experience worth remembering. This local museum and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 41,365 visitors.

Get comfortable in your rental car and blast some good music as you continue your road trip in Europe, and drive to your next destination, Stuttgart, Germany. This car ride takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in Germany by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Stuttgart, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

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

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular Holiday Inn Stuttgart, an IHG Hotel. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 544 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin. With an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 511 guests, Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the region.

The 3-star the niu Kettle offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. The niu Kettle is a top-rated budget hotel in Stuttgart with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,259 guests.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Germany's delectable cuisine at one of Stuttgart'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 region’s most recommended bars.

When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you satisfy your food cravings at Carls Brauhaus. Known for serving delicious foods, this restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,666 customers.

ABACCO'S STEAKHOUSE Stuttgart is another of the best eating spots in Stuttgart. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,830 customers and is a great place to explore unique flavors.

Ochs'n Willi is a place locals enjoy for its great food and service. Ochs'n Willi has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,606 customers.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at Schwarz Weiß Bar. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 651 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at Biddy Earlys Irish Pub. This famous bar in Stuttgart is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,632 customers.

If you want to check out another famous bar in the area, you’ll love Jigger & Spoon. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses. Jigger & Spoon has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,274 customers.

As the night falls in Stuttgart, 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 – Stuttgart and Zurich

Day 7

Day 7 – Stuttgart and Zurich

  • Stuttgart
  • Zürich
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Drive 239 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Wilhelma
  • Schloßplatz
  • Rhine Falls
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On day 7 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Stuttgart in Germany and Schaffhausen and Zurich in Switzerland. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zurich, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Stuttgart today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Mercedes-Benz Museum. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,240 visitors and attracts around 876,109 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Wilhelma. This incredible attraction and zoo holds an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to 28,453 visitors.

According to travelers in Stuttgart, the extraordinary Schlossplatz Stuttgart is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,233 visitors.

After soaking in Stuttgart’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: Zurich, Switzerland. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 2 hours and 46 minutes.

As you arrive in Stuttgart, it’s yet again time for a break from the road for some sightseeing and exploring. In this one-of-a-kind region in Germany, you’ll find some of the area’s most outstanding sights.

In Stuttgart, the extraordinary Mercedes-Benz Museum awaits. This attraction is a valued museum that boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,240 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 876,109 visitors every year, the amazing Mercedes-Benz Museum is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Stuttgart is the spectacular Wilhelma. This attraction is a zoo that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,453 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Schlossplatz Stuttgart. This local park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,233 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Zurich by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Zurich.

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

One of the best hotel options in Zurich is the 4-star hotel H+ Hotel Zürich. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 6,390 guests.

The hotel Atlantis by Giardino is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zurich. This hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,813 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 857 guests.

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 Switzerland 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.

Its delightful modern french and contemporary cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its exceptional quality. Widder Restaurant, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

With 2 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, who have been delighted by its sharing and modern culinary offerings.

Its 2-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s creative and modern dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in the heart of the city.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Zurich. At Old Crow, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Tales Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 628 reviews.

Kennedy's Irish Pub is also one of the best places in Zurich where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,395 customers.

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 8 – Zurich

Day 8

Day 8 – Zurich

  • Zürich
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Drive 11 km, 39 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürich Opera House
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Wake up and see what day 8 of your great European road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland has in store for you! You will be staying in Zurich for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Zurich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Zoo Zürich. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,193 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Kunsthaus Zürich. This incredible attraction and museum holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 5,967 visitors. Up to 382,603 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Zurich, the extraordinary Grossmünster is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and church is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,833 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible Zürich Opera House. Up to 5,390 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in Switzerland, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Zurich's unique culture.

This fantastic excursion will show you around famous sights in Zurich.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Zurich. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

According to reviews, Kennedy's Irish Pub is one of the absolute best places to eat in the city of Zurich. At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. Kennedy's Irish Pub is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,395 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out Markthalle. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,771 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

When your taste buds call for something different, you may want to pay Cantinetta Antinori a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. Cantinetta Antinori has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,379 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Markthalle. This famous bar in Zurich has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,771 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Rimini Bar. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Rimini Bar has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,417 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 customers.

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

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Day 9 – Zurich, Schwangau, and Munich

Day 9

Day 9 – Zurich, Schwangau, and Munich

  • Zürich
  • Munich
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Drive 364 km, 5 hours 1 min

  • Lindenhof
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Marienbrücke
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Zurich in Switzerland and Schwangau and Munich in Germany. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Munich. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Zurich — Lindenhof. About 10,743 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Zurich and set your GPS to Munich, Germany. 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 4 hours and 41 minutes.

Prepare for a great time when you reach Zurich. While in Zurich, you’ll soak in Switzerland’s rich culture while exploring its wonderful attractions.

A tour of Zurich is not complete without a visit to the famous Lindenhof. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,743 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Munich has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Germany. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

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

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the Leonardo Hotel Munich City North, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Munich. With a remarkable 4.1 out of 5 stars from 3,501 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at HYPERION Hotel München, a 4-star gem in Munich. With an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5,118 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Super 8 Munich City North Hotel, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Munich. With a commendable 4 out of 5 stars from 4,024 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

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 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Munich’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.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Nuernberger Bratwurst Gloeckl am Dom, one of the top-rated restaurants in the region of Munich. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,035 customers.

Locals also recommend Münchner Stubn as one of the best restaurants in the region of Munich. Münchner Stubn is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,255 customers.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Munich, Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger. This famous place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,475 customers.

Another trendy bar is Pusser's. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 1,267 customers.

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

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Day 10 – Munich - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Munich - departure day

  • Munich - Departure day
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Munich 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 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Munich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Karlsplatz (Stachus). This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,981 visitors.

Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Munich 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 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

You can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks at Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,475 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Zum Dürnbräu is another great option. This fantastic restaurant serves delectable and comforting food, deserving of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,242 customer reviews.

You could also check out Andechser am Dom and its menu of appetizing dishes. We’ll let its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,837 customers speak for itself.

The time has come to say farewell to Munich for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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