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

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Explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on an epic 11-day European road trip. Munich, Hohenschwangau, Zurich, Neuhausen, Salzburg, and Vienna await!

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. You'll stay 4 nights in Germany, 4 nights in Austria, and 2 nights in Switzerland.

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. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Munich and begin your adventure from there. Explore Munich, Hohenschwangau, and Stuttgart, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Austria. Immerse yourself in the allure of Salzburg, Vienna, and Gemeinde Melk, where every street tells a story.

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, Neuhausen, Winterthur, and Schaffhausen.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Salzburg’s Fortress Hohensalzburg 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.

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 Germany, 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 11-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. 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 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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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Winterthur - city in SwitzerlandWinterthur
Hohenschwangau
Neuhausen
Schaffhausen - city in SwitzerlandSchaffhausen
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 / 1 night
Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 3 nights
Photo of Tuebingen in the Stuttgart city ,Germany Colorful house in riverside and blue sky. Stuttgart / 1 night
Gemeinde Melk - city in AustriaMelk
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 3 nights

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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 Neuschwanstein Castle at sunset in winter landscape in Germany.Neuschwanstein Castle
Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
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
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
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
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
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
photo of Hohenschwangau Castle in winter in Germany.Hohenschwangau 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 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
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)
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
Eisbachwelle
photo of view of Odeonsplatz .Odeonsplatz
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
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
Swiss Science Center Technorama, Oberwinterthur, Winterthur, Bezirk Winterthur, Zurich, SwitzerlandSwiss Science Center Technorama
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Uetliberg Lookout Tower, Stallikon, Bezirk Affoltern, Zurich, SwitzerlandUetliberg Lookout Tower
City Park, Stadt, Winterthur, Bezirk Winterthur, Zurich, SwitzerlandCity Park
photo of The Schwabentor in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.Schwabentor

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Day 1

Day 1 – Munich - arrival day

  • Munich - Arrival day
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city 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 city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Stachus. This outstanding square and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 24,791 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Stachus is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

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

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Little London / Bar & Grill, a top-rated dining spot in Munich. If you're in the mood for something new, try Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Zum Dürnbräu. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Munich.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Zephyr Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Pusser's offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Munich. The Boilerman Bar is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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

Day 2 – Munich

  • Munich
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Eisbachwelle
  • English Garden
  • BMW Museum
  • BMW Welt
  • Olympiapark
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Munich. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Munich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Eisbachwelle. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,940 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular English Garden. This incredible attraction and park holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 61,616 visitors.

According to travelers in Munich, the extraordinary BMW Museum is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and automobile museum gets around 250,000 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,349 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible music venue, BMW Welt. Up to 3,000,000 people visit this attraction every year, and around 31,941 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular olympic park, Olympiapark. This attraction is rated an average 4.7 out of 5 stars among 68,103 visitors.

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

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Andechser am Dom, a highly-rated dining destination in Munich. If you're eager to try something different, consider Augustiner-Keller, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Nur Einmal Leben. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Munich this evening.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at The Keg Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Havana Club, a bar that offers unique local touches.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Munich, Hohenschwangau, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Munich
  • Hohenschwangau
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Drive 376 km, 5 hours

  • Marienplatz
  • Victuals Market
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Munich in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Zurich, your home for 2 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Munich, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Hohenschwangau. Your travel time is around 1 hour 46 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Munich is the fantastic Marienplatz. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Marienplatz has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 118,139 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Viktualienmarkt. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 58,191 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

After soaking in Munich’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Hohenschwangau. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 46 min. When you arrive in Hohenschwangau, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Hohenschwangau is not complete without a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 89,719 travelers.

Make the most of your Hohenschwangau travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Hohenschwangau Castle. This sightseeing destination and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 32,469 travelers.

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

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Babu's, a top-rated dining destination in Zurich. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Cantinetta Antinori, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at El Lokal. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Zurich this evening.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Rio Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, La Stanza offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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 4

Day 4 – Zurich

  • Zurich
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Drive 8 km, 41 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Lindenhof
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On day 4, 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 Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Zurich is the magnificent Zürich Zoo. Around 26,267 visitors have rated this excellent zoo and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Kunsthaus Zürich on this leg of your adventure in Switzerland. This attraction is a well-known art museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 6,594 travelers. Given this incredible site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 382,603 people visit it every year.

The remarkable Grossmünster is known to be one of the best places to visit in Zurich, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,297 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Zurich by exploring the captivating Lindenhof. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,365 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Zurich exploration list!

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

Make sure to book a table at Aurora, a popular restaurant in Zurich. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Zurich at Kafi Dihei, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Weisses Rössli. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Zurich tonight.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Ebrietas Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. Rimini Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance.

Take in the ambiance of Zurich 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 5

Day 5 – Zurich, Neuhausen, Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Schaffhausen, and Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart
  • Neuhausen
  • Winterthur
  • Schaffhausen
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Drive 266 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Uetliberg Lookout Tower
  • City Park
  • Swiss Science Center Technorama
  • Schwabentor
  • Rhine Falls
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On day 5 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 Neuhausen in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Stuttgart, where you will stay for 1 night.

Neuhausen’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Schaffhausen behind. This drive usually takes around 11 min. Neuhausen welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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 Sellenbüren and set your GPS to Winterthur. 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 36 min. Upon reaching Winterthur, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Winterthur today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding City Park. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 956 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Swiss Science Center Technorama. This incredible attraction and technology museum holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 7,644 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Zurich and set your GPS to Sellenbüren. 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 30 min. Upon reaching Sellenbüren, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

In Sellenbüren, the extraordinary Uetliberg Lookout Tower awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,349 travelers' reviews.

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

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 Stuttgart’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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Make sure to reserve a table at Café Le Théâtre, an iconic dining spot in Stuttgart. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Wirtshaus Garbe, a popular restaurant in Stuttgart. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Kaffeerösterei Café Moulu, a hidden gem nestled in Stuttgart. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Le petit Coq, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Jigger & Spoon offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Stuttgart. Schwarz Weiß Bar is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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 6

Day 6 – Stuttgart and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Stuttgart
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Drive 394 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Schloßplatz
  • Wilhelma
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 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 1 vibrant destinations - Stuttgart in Germany. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Salzburg where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Stuttgart and set your GPS to Salzburg, Austria. 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 7 min. Upon reaching Salzburg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

In Stuttgart, the extraordinary Schloßplatz awaits. This attraction is a valued square that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 41,355 travelers' reviews.

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 33,034 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Mercedes-Benz Museum. This local automobile museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 42,800 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers. With up to 876,109 people visiting this popular attraction every year, this iconic city feature is one place you don't want to miss.

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.

As the sun sets on day 6 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 Germany 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, Salzburg has them.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at IMLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant in Salzburg, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, WeiherWirt is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Salzburg.

Cap off your dinner by heading to The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Harry Bär is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Darwin's Cafe Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Take in the ambiance of Salzburg 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 7

Day 7 – Salzburg and Vienna

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 309 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Mirabell Palace
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Salzburg in Austria, 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 Vienna. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Vienna. This car ride takes around 3 hours 12 min.

Something that makes Salzburg the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding museum, Fortress Hohensalzburg. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,309 visitors.

The famous Hellbrunn Palace is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Salzburg's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 19,017 travelers have rated this incredible château and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Salzburg is also home to the extraordinary Mozart's Birthplace, which boasts a 4.2 out of 5 star rating in 21,779 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Mirabell Palace. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 26,688 reviews, a visit to this wonderful château and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Vienna’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch, an iconic dining spot in Vienna. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Flanagans, a popular restaurant in Vienna. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Puerstner, a hidden gem nestled in Vienna. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Keep the evening going at Kruger’s American Bar, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Josef Cocktailbar, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Loos American Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

As the night falls in Vienna, 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 8

Day 8 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
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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 Vienna for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Vienna, including the outstanding Belvedere Palace Chapel. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 66,332 reviews, this fascinating chapel and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Vienna is also home to the captivating Schönbrunn Palace, a local château considered one of the highlights of the city. About 145,237 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Schönbrunn Palace is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Vienna. This extraordinary château and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 53,579 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Tiergarten Schönbrunn will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing zoo and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 50,414 reviews.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Vienna’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Vollpension, a top-rated dining spot in Vienna. If you're in the mood for something new, try Zum Schwarzen Kameel, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Plachutta Wollzeile. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Vienna.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Kleinod, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Needle Vinyl Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Roberto American Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Celebrate day 8 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 9

Day 9 – Vienna

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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Vienna State Opera
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Day 9 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 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Vienna is the fantastic MuseumsQuartier. As an appreciated art museum and local gem in the area, MuseumsQuartier has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 30,180 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Museum of Natural History Vienna. This attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 33,317 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, a standout point of interest and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,411 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Hofburg Palace. This castle is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 47,034 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Vienna State Opera, a popular opera house and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 49,854 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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 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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Lebenbauer, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Lugeck boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Vienna.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Vienna, Gemeinde Melk, and Munich

  • Munich
  • Vienna
  • Melk
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Drive 411 km, 5 hours 3 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
  • Melk Abbey
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On day 10 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Germany, 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 Munich, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Gemeinde Melk. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 10 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

St. Stephen's Cathedral 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 4.7 out of 5 stars from 103,855 visitors.

In Vienna, don’t miss Stadtpark, a great metro station and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,294 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Gemeinde Melk, 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 Vienna to Gemeinde Melk may take around 1 hour 10 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Gemeinde Melk, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Melk Abbey. This outstanding abbey and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 12,473 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Melk Abbey is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

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 Munich'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.

Make sure to book a table at Negroni Bar, a popular restaurant in Munich. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Munich at Ratskeller München, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Spatenhaus at the opera. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Munich tonight.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Munich - departure day

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  • Odeonsplatz
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On day 11 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.

As your final day in Germany unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Munich’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 Germany. Keep the spirit of your trip to Germany alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of Germany’s tasty traditional food. 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.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

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 11-day European road trip in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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