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

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Milan, Livorno, Innsbruck, Chur, and Lugano 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 Italy, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Milan, Livorno, Florence, and Verona, 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 Innsbruck, 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 Chur, Lugano, Pazzallo, Melide, and Gandria. 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 5 nights in Italy, 2 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 Milan, Livorno, Innsbruck, Chur, and Lugano.

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, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

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

Upon your arrival in Italy, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Milan. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Milan, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Duomo di Milano Museum and the fascinating Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. 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 Innsbruck’s Innenstadt and Chur's iconic Bernina Express. 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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Milan, Livorno, Innsbruck, Chur, and Lugano 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 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 10-day self-drive adventure in Italy, 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 Italy, 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

Lugano - city in SwitzerlandLugano / 1 night
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 1 night
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 3 nights
Chur / 1 night
Innsbruck cityscape, Austria.Innsbruck / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view of Verona historical city centre, Ponte Pietra bridge across Adige river, Verona Cathedral, Duomo di Verona, red tiled roofs, Veneto Region, Italy.Verona / 1 night

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photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
photo of verona, Italy. ancient amphitheater arena di verona in Italy like Rome coliseum with nighttime illumination and evening blue sky. verona's italian famous ancient landmark theatre. veneto region.Verona Arena
photo of golden sunset over ponte vecchio bridge with traditional boat on the arno river, Florence, Italy.Ponte Vecchio
photo of medieval leaning tower of pisa (Torre di pisa) at piazza dei miracoli (Piazza del duomo), Tuscany, Italy.Leaning Tower of Pisa
photo of panorama of piazza dei miracoli with leaning tower of pisa, Italy.Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
photo of View of statue of david on Piazzale Michelangelo at morning  in Florence, Italy.Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Quartiere 1, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, ItalyCathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of square of signoria in florence at sunrise, Italy.Piazza della Signoria
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
Central Market
PHOTO OF New business district Milano Porta Nuova Garibaldi (Gae Aulenti) .Piazza Gae Aulenti
PHOTOPP OF Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), Porta Sempione, Milan, Italy .Arch of Peace
photo of view of Teatro La Scala- famous opera house in Milan, Italy.La Scala
photo of view Pinacothèque de Brera - Cour intérieure, Milan,Italy.Pinacoteca di Brera
photo of Golden Roof in Innsbruck Austria - architecture and nature background.Golden Roof
photo of View of the Castel Vecchio Bridge connected to Castelvecchio Castle along Adige river in Verona, Italy. Castelvecchio Museum
photo of view of Verona, Italy. Scenery with Adige River and Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio, medieval landmarks of veronese city, Verona, Italy.Ponte Scaligero
PHOTO OF View of the Piazza delle Erbe in center of Verona city, Italy .Piazza delle Erbe
Photo of Old wrought iron gate overlooking Lake Lugano in Ciani Park, Lugano, Switzerland.Parco Ciani
Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
photo of The ski-jump at Bergisel, Innsbruck in Austria.Bergisel Ski Jump
Photo of Ambras Castle .Ambras Castle
photo of Swiss miniature park in Melide, is an open-air museum with the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation.Swissminiatur
Innsbrucker Hofgarten
photo of Porta Borsari .Porta Borsari
photo of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, a cultural center in Swiss city Lugano.Lugano Arte e Cultura
 photo of Triumphpforte at winter, Wilten, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria.Triumphpforte
photo of aerial panoramic view of Snowy Nordkette mountain of Innsbruck, Austria.Top Of Innsbruck
Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station, Igls, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaPatscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station
Altstadt InnsbruckInnenstadt
photo of Lake Lugano and Mount San Salvatore on a sunny summer day. Alpine mountain scenery in the city of Lugano, Switzerland.Monte San Salvatore
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA -  The Tyrolean State Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum) is located in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tyrol in AustriaTiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Sentiero dell'olivo, Circolo di Lugano est, Lugano, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandSentiero dell'olivo
photo of front view of the church Santa Maria degli Angioli in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland.Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angioli
photo of Lugano, Switzerland: Ancient restaurant on the summit of Monte Bré.Monte Brè
Piazza della Riforma
Parco del Tassino, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandParco del Tassino
Chiesa di San Rocco, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandChiesa di San Rocco

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Day 1

Day 1 – Milan - arrival day

  • Milan - Arrival day
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  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Milan in Italy. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Milan for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Italy to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Milan 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.

Something that makes Milan the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding square, Piazza Gae Aulenti. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,398 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Milan. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Italy's delectable cuisine at one of Milan'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.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Milan, boasting 3 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and creative offerings, Enrico Bartolini al Mudec has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Seta by Antonio Guida. This food haven in Milan has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring international and contemporary cuisine, this 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 Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia. This celebrated dining spot in Milan is renowned for its sumptuous meals and italian contemporary and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Mag Cafe, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,270 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Nottingham Forest. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,686 customers.

The Friends Pub Milano is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,689 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Italy, 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 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 4 km, 39 min

  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • La Scala
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
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On day 2, you will wake up in Milan with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Milan before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Duomo di Milano Museum. This outstanding art museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 341,609 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 138,554 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Duomo di Milano Museum is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This commercial gallery and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 91,394 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing opera house, La Scala. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 26,219 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Sforzesco Castle Art Library, an outstanding art museum, is one place you should visit while in Milan considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Parco Sempione and discover what makes this local park and wonder one of the best attractions in Milan. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 72,914 travelers.

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

Reserve your spot at Primè, a popular local restaurant in Milan. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,184 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Contraste during your stay in Milan. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, by 823 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Nero 9, a popular local gem in Milan. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 573 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 954 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at BhangraBar, a crowd-favorite. Around 4,036 customers have rated their experience at BhangraBar an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Camparino in Galleria belongs to the list of the best bars in Milan, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,473 bar-goers.

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 3

Day 3 – Milan and Florence

  • Milan
  • Pisa
  • Florence
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Drive 380 km, 5 hours 2 min

  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
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On day 3 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Milan in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Florence, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Milan, including the outstanding Pinacoteca di Brera. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 26,077 reviews and welcoming more than 417 visitors each year, this fascinating art museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Florence. 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 lively vibes in central Florence. 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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Enjoy an outstanding Bib Gourmand dining experience at Enoteca Pinchiorri. Holding an impressive 3 Michelin-star rating and a remarkable menu, Enoteca Pinchiorri consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional italian contemporary cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is Santa Elisabetta, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Florence. Take your pick from the creative and mediterranean menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence. With its prestigious 1-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves italian contemporary and international dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Florence. At Manifattura, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Caffe Concerto Paszkowski, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,000 reviews.

Ristorante Buca Mario is also one of the best places in Florence where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,879 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 4

Day 4 – Florence and Verona

  • Florence
  • Verona
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Drive 238 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Central Market
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Florence in Italy, 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 Verona. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Florence today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding piazza della Signoria. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 66,956 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. This incredible attraction and church holds an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to 76,359 visitors.

According to travelers in Florence, the extraordinary Central Market is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 43,100 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible deck arch bridge, Ponte Vecchio. Up to 118,099 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular square, piazzale Michelangelo. This attraction is rated an average 4.8 out of 5 stars among 77,744 visitors.

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

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Florence today.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Verona. 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 Verona. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Italy 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 your stay in Verona one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Osteria Mondo d'Oro, a gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful italian and seasonal cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Osteria Mondo d'Oro promises exceptional dishes and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another Michelin restaurant in Verona you shouldn’t miss is the Bib-Gourmand awardee Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli. With 2 Michelin star rating, it’s a haven for food lovers and enthusiasts. Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli proudly maintains an outstanding reputation, attracting diners from near and far, all delighted by its creative and contemporary culinary offerings.

Il Desco is not just another restaurant in Verona. Its 1-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s italian contemporary dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Verona.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Archivio. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 840 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Osteria da Ugo. This popular bar in Verona is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,724 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Signorvino. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Signorvino has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,737 reviews.

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 5

Day 5 – Verona and Innsbruck

  • Verona
  • Innsbruck
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Drive 274 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Verona Arena
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Porta Borsari
  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Ponte Scaligero
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, 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 Verona in Italy and Innsbruck in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Innsbruck, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Verona Arena is a travelers’ favorite in Verona, 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 123,818 visitors. More than 195,540 people visit this extraordinary opera house and local gem every year to experience its uniqueness.

In Verona, don’t miss piazza delle Erbe, a great square and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,777 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Verona off your list when you visit the wonderful Porta Borsari. This popular sight is an outstanding city gate, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,387 travelers.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Castelvecchio Museum. This art museum and place of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,854 reviews. It’s estimated that around 35,031 people come to admire it every year.

If you’re keen to explore even more, the fantastic Castelvecchio Bridge awaits. This arch bridge is a tourist hot spot, garnering an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 visitors.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

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 Innsbruck'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.

Reserve your spot at Green Flamingo Innsbruck, a popular local restaurant in Innsbruck. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 819 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Ludwig during your stay in Innsbruck. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, by 2,353 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Himal Nepali Kitchen Restaurant, a popular local gem in Innsbruck. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,033 satisfied guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Cafe Katzung, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Innsbruck. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,387 delighted customers.

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

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Fischerhausl, one of the top-rated bars in Innsbruck, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,059 satisfied customers.

Take in the ambiance of Innsbruck 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 6

Day 6 – Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Triumphpforte
  • Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
  • Ambras Castle
  • Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station
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Day 6 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 region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Innsbruck is the magnificent Bergisel Ski Jump. Around 6,647 visitors have rated this excellent sightseeing destination and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Triumphpforte on this leg of your adventure in Austria. This attraction is a well-known triumphal arch that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 3,411 travelers.

The remarkable Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum is known to be one of the best places to visit in Innsbruck, and its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 776 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Innsbruck by exploring the captivating Ambras Castle Innsbruck. With a stellar average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6,750 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Innsbruck exploration list!

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Innsbruck. 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.

Reserve a table at Gasthof Goldener Adler, a renowned restaurant in Innsbruck. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,007 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at mamma mia while in Innsbruck. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,098 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Innsbruck at The Galway Bay, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 820 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Cafe Bar Moustache, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Cafe Bar Moustache boasts an impressive 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 743 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Liquid Diary, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Liquid Diary has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 340 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Adlers Hotel. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 340 customers.

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 and Chur

  • Innsbruck
  • Chur
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Drive 241 km, 4 hours 23 min

  • Golden Roof
  • Innenstadt
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Top Of Innsbruck
  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 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 Innsbruck in Austria and Chur in Switzerland. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Chur. Chur will be your home for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated building and attraction in Innsbruck — Golden Roof. About 18,818 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The popular Innenstadt is another top sight in Innsbruck that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved sightseeing destination in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,151 visitors.

Innsbrucker Hofgarten is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Innsbruck, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,853 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Hafelekarspitze. Because of its allure and charm, around 2,750 visitors have rated this attraction and sightseeing destination an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol. Echoing its popularity, 11,043 travelers have awarded this famous zoo and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Chur’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.

Reserve a table at Restaurant Calanda, a renowned restaurant in Chur. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,257 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Maron while in Chur. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 851 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Chur at Kaffee Klatsch, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 560 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Toms Beer Box. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 163 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Werkstatt Chur. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 295 customers.

S'Pub Sunshine Pub cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 339 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Chur 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 8

Day 8 – Chur, Lugano, Pazzallo, and Melide

  • Lugano
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Drive 158 km, 2 hours 19 min

  • Swissminiatur
  • Monte San Salvatore
  • Parco Ciani
  • Chiesa di San Rocco
  • Piazza della Riforma
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your multi-country journey across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Lugano in Switzerland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Lugano. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

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

Reserve a table at Flamel, a luxury dining establishment in Lugano. This epicurean hotspot’s delectable contemporary and seasonal offering makes it a crowd favorite. Flamel is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another dining place you should visit in Lugano is Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.7 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,096 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Lugano’s Ristorante Trattoria Galleria for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,111 satisfied diners.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Il Fermento, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Il Fermento boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,038 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Trinity Irish Pub, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Trinity Irish Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 695 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Bar Laura. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5-star from 695 customers.

As the night falls in Lugano, 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 9

Day 9 – Lugano, Gandria, Brè, and Milan

  • Lugano
  • Milan
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Drive 104 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angioli
  • Lugano Arte e Cultura
  • Parco del Tassino
  • Monte Brè
  • Sentiero dell'olivo
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Lugano in Switzerland and Milan in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Milan, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Lugano is the fantastic Santa Maria degli Angioli church. As an appreciated church building and local gem in the area, Santa Maria degli Angioli church has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 691 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Lugano Arte e Cultura. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,055 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Parco del Tassino, a standout park and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 390 reviewers.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

As the sun sets on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Milan's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Italy 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, Milan has them.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Bice Restaurant while you’re in Milan. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 579 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Milan is Ribot Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 3,991 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Milan, enjoy L'immagine Bistrot Ristorante’s delectable dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 2,020 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Yguana Cafè, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,776 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Rufus Cocktail Bar. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 643 customers.

Tommasi Milano is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 638 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 10

Day 10 – Milan - departure day

  • Milan - Departure day
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  • Arch of Peace
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Milan 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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Italy by visiting Milan’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Italy.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Milan today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Arch of Peace. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,502 visitors.

Get a last taste of Italy’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Milan 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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

The time has come to say farewell to Milan 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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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