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

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Pack your bags and hit the road for the ultimate 12-day Euro trip extravaganza! This multi-country adventure through the Italy, Austria, and Switzerland guarantees unforgettable experiences at every stop.

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 7 nights in Italy, 2 nights in Austria, and 2 nights in Switzerland.

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. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Venice and begin your adventure from there. Explore Venice, Lido, Cadine, Milan, and Verona, 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 Innsbruck, 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 Chur, Lugano, Carona, Melide, Pazzallo, and Porza.

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.

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 Italy, 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 12-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. 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 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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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 3 nights
Innsbruck cityscape, Austria.Innsbruck / 2 nights
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 3 nights
Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
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
Lugano - city in SwitzerlandLugano / 1 night
Chur / 1 night

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photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
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 one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
photo of Sunset view of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) in Milan, Italy. Architecture and landmarks of Milan. Night cityscape of MilanSforzesco Castle Art Library
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 Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
photo of view A picture showing the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Italy.Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
Photo of sunrise in San Marco square with Campanile and San Marco's Basilica, the main square of the old town, Venice, Veneto Italy.Saint Mark's Basilica
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
photo of Milan, Italy panorama. View from Milan Cathedral. Royal Palace of Milan - Palazzo Realle and Velasca Tower in the background.Royal Palace of Milan
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 MUDEC - Museum of Cultures, Milan, Italy.MUDEC - Museum of Cultures
PHOTO OF Santa Maria delle Grazie or Holy Mary of Grace is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, northern ItalySanta Maria delle Grazie Church
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyBasilica di Sant'Ambrogio
photo of Ancient Roman bridge Ponte Pietra and the River Adige in cloudy summer day, Duomo tower in background, Verona, Italy .Ponte Pietra
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
Palazzo Contarini del BovoloPalazzo Contarini del Bovolo
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
Giardini della BiennaleGiardini della Biennale
Photo of Old wrought iron gate overlooking Lake Lugano in Ciani Park, Lugano, Switzerland.Parco Ciani
Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
photo of view Panorama picture of The Arsenale in Venice Italy.Venetian Arsenal
Piazza Duomo, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyCathedral Square
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
Grand Canal, Venezia-Murano-Burano, Venice, Venezia, Veneto, ItalyGrand Canal
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
Landhausplatz, Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaEduard-Wallnöfer-Platz
photo of the Parco San Grato in Carona, Switzerland. Alpine mountain scenery on a sunny summer day and views of Lake Lugano.Parco San Grato
Cornèr ArenaCornèr Arena
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
photo of front view of the church Santa Maria degli Angioli in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland.Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angioli
photo of view of The Stadtturm and Cityscape of Innsbruck in Austria.Stadtturm
Skatepark di Lugano
Cancello sul lago di Lugano, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandCancello sul lago di Lugano
FlyTicino - Paragliding Tandem Flights in Lugano & Locarno | Switzerland, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandFlyTicino - Paragliding Tandem Flights in Lugano & Locarno | Switzerland
Forte di CadineForte di Cadine

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Day 1

Day 1 – Venice - arrival day

  • Venice - Arrival day
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  • Rialto Bridge
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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 Venice in Italy. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Venice for 2 nights.

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

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

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 Venice. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Take your Venice getaway to new heights by dining at Local, a Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Local consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional contemporary cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Venice is Wistèria, which holds a rating of 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its contemporary and venetian menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Wistèria’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Venice and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Quadri. Its delectable modern menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Adagio, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Adagio has earned an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 621 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Il Mercante, a crowd-favorite. Around 666 customers have rated their experience at Il Mercante an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Cantina Do Spade belongs to the list of the best bars in Venice, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,120 bar-goers.

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 – Venice

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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Giardini della Biennale
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Doge's Palace
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Piazza San Marco
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Venice. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road 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 Venice'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.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Rio Novo, an acclaimed dining establishment in Venice. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,401 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Trattoria Al Gazzettino while experiencing the best of Venice. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 3,378 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Farini, an elegant culinary destination in Venice. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,615 previous guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Bistrot de Venise. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,931 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Impronta. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,541 customers.

Osteria Bancogiro cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,747 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 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 3

Day 3 – Venice and Innsbruck

  • Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
  • Venice
  • Innsbruck
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Drive 397 km, 5 hours 5 min

  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Grand Canal
  • Forte di Cadine
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 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 3 vibrant destinations - Venice in Italy and Innsbruck in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Innsbruck where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. This outstanding point of interest and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 11,745 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Teatro La Fenice is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This opera house and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,677 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing sightseeing destination, Grand Canal. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 3,806 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Trento, 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 Venice to Trento may take around 2 hours 21 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Innsbruck, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Trento to Innsbruck may take around 2 hours 17 min without traffic disruptions. 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, Innsbruck’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the sun sets on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Innsbruck'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, Innsbruck has them.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Green Flamingo Innsbruck, an acclaimed dining establishment in Innsbruck. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 819 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Ludwig while experiencing the best of Innsbruck. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,353 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Himal Nepali Kitchen Restaurant, an elegant culinary destination in Innsbruck. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,033 previous guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Cafe Katzung. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,387 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous auis. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,083 customers.

Fischerhausl cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,059 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 4

Day 4 – Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
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Drive 38 km, 1 hour 57 min

  • Ambras Castle
  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Triumphpforte
  • Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz
  • Top Of Innsbruck
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On day 4, you will wake up in Innsbruck with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Innsbruck before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

As the sun sets on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Innsbruck'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, Innsbruck has them.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Gasthof Goldener Adler. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Innsbruck has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 1,007 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, mamma mia should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Innsbruck, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,098 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at The Galway Bay. This highly regarded restaurant in Innsbruck has earned a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 820 satisfied guests.

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.

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 – Innsbruck and Chur

  • Innsbruck
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Drive 218 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Stadtturm
  • Golden Roof
  • Innenstadt
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
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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. The highlights of today include 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, your home for 1 night.

In Innsbruck, the extraordinary Stadtturm awaits. This attraction is a valued tower that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 569 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Innsbruck is the spectacular Golden Roof. This attraction is a building that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 18,818 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Innenstadt. This local point of interest and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,151 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Innsbrucker Hofgarten is another attraction you might want to add to your Innsbruck exploration itinerary. This park is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,853 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol. More than a popular zoo and attraction, Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Innsbruck. Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,043 traveler reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Chur, Switzerland. This car ride takes around 2 hours 47 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Innsbruck today.

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

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

Reserve your spot at Restaurant Calanda, a popular local restaurant in Chur. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,257 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Maron during your stay in Chur. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 851 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Kaffee Klatsch, a popular local gem in Chur. 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 560 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Toms Beer Box, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Toms Beer Box boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 163 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Werkstatt Chur, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Werkstatt Chur has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 295 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, S'Pub Sunshine Pub. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 295 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Chur 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 – Chur and Lugano

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Drive 171 km, 2 hours 49 min

  • Swissminiatur
  • Parco San Grato
  • Parco Ciani
  • Cancello sul lago di Lugano
  • FlyTicino - Paragliding Tandem Flights in Lugano & Locarno | Switzerland
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Lugano in Switzerland, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Lugano. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Melide’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Chur behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 55 min. Melide welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

In Melide, the extraordinary Swissminiatur awaits. This attraction is a valued miniature park that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,624 travelers' reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lugano. This drive usually takes around 20 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

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

Enjoy an outstanding luxury dining experience at Flamel. Holding an impressive rating and a remarkable menu, Flamel consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional contemporary and seasonal cuisine.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano during your stay in Lugano. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,096 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Ristorante Trattoria Galleria, a renowned dining destination in Lugano. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,111 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Il Fermento. This famous bar in Lugano has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,038 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Trinity Irish Pub. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Trinity Irish Pub has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 695 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Bar Laura. 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 4.3 out of 5 stars from 653 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Lugano 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 7

Day 7 – Lugano and Milan

  • Lugano
  • Milan
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Drive 96 km, 2 hours

  • Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angioli
  • Lugano Arte e Cultura
  • Monte San Salvatore
  • Skatepark di Lugano
  • Cornèr Arena
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On day 7 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 Lugano in Switzerland and Milan in Italy. In the evening, you’ll end up in Milan, where you will stay for 3 nights.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Porza is the fantastic Cornèr Arena. As an appreciated sports venue and local gem in the area, Cornèr Arena has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,183 reviews.

After soaking in Porza’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Milan, Italy. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 16 min. When you arrive in Milan, it's time to take a break from the road.

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.

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 Milan. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

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.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Mag Cafe. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,270 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Nottingham Forest. This popular bar in Milan is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,686 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love The Friends Pub Milano. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Friends Pub Milano has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,689 reviews.

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

Day 8 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 1 km, 21 min

  • La Scala
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Cathedral Square
  • Royal Palace of Milan
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Wake up and see what day 8 of your great European road trip in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland has in store for you! You will be staying in Milan for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Milan’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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Make a reservation at Primè, a popular dining spot in Milan. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,184 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Contraste while indulging in the charm of Milan. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 823 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Nero 9, a treasured establishment in Milan. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 573 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano. This famous bar in Milan has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 954 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, BhangraBar. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. BhangraBar has received an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 4,036 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Camparino in Galleria. 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 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,473 customers.

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 – Milan

  • Milan
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • MUDEC - Museum of Cultures
  • Arch of Peace
  • Sempione Park
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Pinacoteca di Brera
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Day 9 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Milan. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

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 Milan. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Bice Restaurant. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Milan boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 579 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Milan is Ribot Restaurant. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,991 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at L'immagine Bistrot Ristorante, in Milan. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,020 satisfied customers.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Yguana Cafè. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,776 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Rufus Cocktail Bar. This popular bar in Milan is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 643 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Tommasi Milano. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Tommasi Milano has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 638 reviews.

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

Day 10 – Milan and Verona

  • Milan
  • Verona
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Drive 169 km, 2 hours 43 min

  • Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
  • More

On day 10 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Milan in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Verona, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Milan is the magnificent Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Around 12,883 visitors have rated this excellent church and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" on this leg of your adventure in Italy. This attraction is a well-known technology museum that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 22,235 travelers. Given this incredible site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 532,084 people visit it every year.

The remarkable Santa Maria delle Grazie Church is known to be one of the best places to visit in Milan, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,490 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Milan by exploring the captivating Piazza Gae Aulenti. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,398 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Milan exploration list!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Milan and set your GPS to Verona. 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 1 hour 54 min. Upon reaching Verona, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Osteria Mondo d'Oro, a luxury dining venue in Verona. This local gem’s delectable italian and seasonal cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Osteria Mondo d'Oro is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative and contemporary cuisine at Casa Perbellini 12 Apostoli has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Il Desco. This celebrated dining spot in Verona is renowned for its sumptuous meals and italian contemporary menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Verona. At Archivio, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Osteria da Ugo, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,724 reviews.

Signorvino is also one of the best places in Verona where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,737 customers.

Celebrate day 10 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 11

Day 11 – Verona and Venice

  • Verona
  • Venice
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Drive 119 km, 2 hours 1 min

  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Verona Arena
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Ponte Pietra
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 11 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 2 vibrant destinations - Verona in Italy. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Venice where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated art museum and attraction in Verona — Castelvecchio Museum. About 13,854 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Castelvecchio Bridge is another top sight in Verona that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved arch bridge in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,156 visitors.

Verona Arena is a spectacular opera house and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Verona, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 123,818 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent piazza delle Erbe. Because of its allure and charm, around 11,777 visitors have rated this attraction and square an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Ponte Pietra. Echoing its popularity, 12,284 travelers have awarded this famous deck arch bridge and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Set your GPS to Venice and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 25 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Venice beckons with new experiences!

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

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Venice’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 Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Reserve a table at Nevodi, a renowned restaurant in Venice. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,127 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Pizzeria Birreria Barbanera while in Venice. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,540 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Venice at La Palanca, 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 1,258 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Irish Pub Venezia, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Venice. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,420 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Devils Forest Pub, consistently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Irish Pub Santa Lucia, one of the top-rated bars in Venice, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,226 satisfied customers.

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 12

Day 12 – Venice - departure day

  • Venice - Departure day
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  • Venetian Arsenal
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On day 12 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Venice 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.

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

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

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Venice today.

Get a last taste of Italy’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Venice 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 Venice for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 12-day European road trip in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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