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

AustriaSwitzerlandItaly
Perfect travel plans
Everything included
Fully customizable

Description

Summary

Duration
13 days & 12 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
12 nights included
Car rental
13 days included
Flights
Optional
Travel app
All vouchers, itinerary, & map

Description

Explore Italy, Switzerland, and Austria on an epic 13-day European road trip. Milan, Pisa, Innsbruck, St. Gallen, and Neuhausen await!

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 8 nights in Italy, 2 nights in Switzerland, and 2 nights in Austria.

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 Milan and begin your adventure from there. Explore Milan, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Lido, Verona, and Valeggio sul Mincio, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

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

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Austria. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Innsbruck.

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, Switzerland, and Austria 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 13-day self-drive adventure in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. 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, Switzerland, and Austria.

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

Read more

Included

Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sankt Gallen - region in SwitzerlandSankt Gallen / 1 night
Lido
Lugano - city in SwitzerlandLugano
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
Pisa - city in ItalyPisa
Photo of Italy Piazza Maggiore in Bologna old town tower of town hall with big clock and blue sky on background, antique buildings terracotta galleries.Bologna
Neuhausen
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 3 nights
Valeggio sul Mincio
Panoramic view of historic Zurich city center with famous Fraumunster, Grossmunster and St. Peter and river Limmat at Lake Zurich on a sunny day with clouds in summer, Canton of Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich
Lucerne - town in SwitzerlandLucerne / 1 night
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 2 nights
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

Map

Attractions

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 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 Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
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 bologna, Italy. Piazza maggiore with torre dell'orologio and torre dell’arengo, landmark in emilia-romagna historical province.Piazza Maggiore
photo of uffizi gallery in piazzale degli uffizi at night in florence Italy.Uffizi Gallery
Central Market
photo of Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy.Galleria dell'Accademia
PHOTO OF New business district Milano Porta Nuova Garibaldi (Gae Aulenti) .Piazza Gae Aulenti
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge
PHOTOPP OF Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), Porta Sempione, Milan, Italy .Arch of Peace
Parco Giardino SigurtàParco Giardino Sigurtà
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 Bologna, Italy - Two Towers (Due Torri), Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of medieval Bologna towers.Two Towers
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 the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
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 Lucerne dying lion monument, Switzerland.Lion Monument
photo of Golden Roof in Innsbruck Austria - architecture and nature background.Golden Roof
photo of View of the 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
Palazzo Contarini del BovoloPalazzo Contarini del Bovolo
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Giardini della BiennaleGiardini della Biennale
photo of the Grand Canal and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Clear blue skies and wonderful water in the canal. Perfect water trip for a tourist venice italy.Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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
Photo of Swiss National Museum or Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland.Swiss National Museum
photo oBrunelleschi's dome .f Brunelleschi's dome
photo of The ski-jump at Bergisel, Innsbruck in Austria.Bergisel Ski Jump
Photo of Ambras Castle .Ambras Castle
Innsbrucker Hofgarten
photo of part of the ancient Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrücke) over the river Reuss in the historical town center of Lucerne, the famous city in Central Switzerland.Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
photo of aerial panoramic view of Snowy Nordkette mountain of Innsbruck, Austria.Top Of Innsbruck
Landhausplatz, Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaEduard-Wallnöfer-Platz
Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station, Igls, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaPatscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station
Seegrube
photo of Luzern Musegg Wall (Museggmauer) and Zyt Tower (Zytturm) in Lucerne, Switzerland.Zytturm
The facade of Palazzo Borromeo in Milan, Italy. Palazzo Borromeo

Flights
Yes
No

Round trip
Economy
Round trip
Economy

Travel details

Flights

Round trip
Economy
Round trip
Economy
Travel dates

Include flights?

Yes
No

Travelers

Rooms

Flights

Car
Yes
No

Car

Small car

Small car

Category
small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

Category
Medium
Transmission
People
Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

Category
premium car
Transmission
People
Large bags

Hotels

Personalize your itinerary

Day 1

Day 1 – Milan - arrival day

  • Milan - Arrival day
  • More
  • Arch of Peace
  • More

Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria 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.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Arch of Peace. This outstanding monument and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 27,502 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Arch of Peace is worth pages in your travel diary.

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.

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

Continue your lively evening at Nottingham Forest, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Armani/Bamboo Bar is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Mag Cafe ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Your multi-country road trip in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria 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.

Read more

Experiences

Day 2

Day 2 – Milan

  • Milan
  • More

Drive 6 km, 55 min

  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • La Scala
  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
  • More

Day 2 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.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Milan is the fantastic Duomo di Milano Museum, attracting around 341,609 visitors every year. As an appreciated art museum and local gem in the area, Duomo di Milano Museum has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 138,554 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 91,394 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of La Scala, a standout opera house and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 26,219 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Pinacoteca di Brera. This art museum is a highly recommended attraction in the city, attracting more than 417 visitors per year and boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 26,077 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Piazza Gae Aulenti, a popular square and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 30,398 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Nero 9, a top-rated dining destination in Milan. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Ristorante la Brisa, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Milan this evening.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Bar Frida offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Milan. The Friends Pub Milano is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Celebrate day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

Read more

Experiences

Day 3

Day 3 – Milan, Pisa, and Florence

  • Florence
  • Pisa
  • Milan
  • More

Drive 383 km, 5 hours 6 min

  • Sempione Park
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • More

On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria, 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 Pisa in Italy. In the evening, you’ll end up in Florence, where you will stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Milan, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Pisa. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A tour of Pisa is not complete without a visit to the famous Piazza del Duomo, Pisa. This incredible square and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 104,550 travelers.

Make the most of your Pisa travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Leaning Tower of Pisa. This bell tower and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 116,882 travelers and gets around 3,200,000 annual visits.

When you’ve had your share of Milan, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Pisa. Your travel time is around 3 hours 17 min.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Parco Sempione. This outstanding park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 72,914 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Parco Sempione is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Sforzesco Castle Art Library is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This library and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Florence. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 29 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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 Florence. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Ristorante Oliviero 1962, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Caffe San Firenze boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Ditta Artigianale. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Florence.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Manifattura, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out SE·STO on Arno Rooftop Bar, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Archea Brewery provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 4

Day 4 – Florence

  • Florence
  • More

Drive 8 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • Galleria dell'Accademia
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • More

On day 4, you will wake up in Florence with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Florence before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.

In Florence, the extraordinary Galleria dell'Accademia awaits. This attraction is a valued national museum that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 34,429 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 1,719,645 visitors every year, the amazing Galleria dell'Accademia is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Florence is the spectacular piazza della Signoria. This attraction is a square that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 66,956 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Ponte Vecchio. This local deck arch bridge and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,099 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Uffizi Gallery is another attraction you might want to add to your Florence exploration itinerary. This national museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 61,794 reviews and annual visitor count of approximately 2,011,219 people.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — piazzale Michelangelo. More than a popular square and attraction, piazzale Michelangelo offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Florence. Piazzale Michelangelo boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 77,744 traveler reviews.

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

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Trattoria Da Burde, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Ristorante Buca Mario beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Eataly Firenze. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Florence tonight.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 5

Day 5 – Florence, Bologna, and Venice

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Bologna
  • More

Drive 261 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Brunelleschi's dome
  • Central Market
  • Two Towers
  • Piazza Maggiore
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Florence in Italy. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Venice where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Florence’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bologna. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 29 min. When you arrive in Bologna, it's time to take a break from the road.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated church and attraction in Florence — Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. About 76,359 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Brunelleschi's dome is another top sight in Florence that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved dome in the area, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,199 visitors.

Central Market is a spectacular sightseeing destination and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Florence, earning an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 43,100 enchanted visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bologna. This car ride takes around 1 hour 29 min.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Bologna is the magnificent Two Towers. Around 25,975 visitors have rated this excellent tower and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Piazza Maggiore on this leg of your adventure in Italy. This attraction is a well-known square that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 64,523 travelers.

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

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

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Nevodi, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Ristorante La Piazza offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Bistrot de Venise. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Venice.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Al Parlamento offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Adagio is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Il Mercante is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Take in the ambiance of Venice 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!

Read more

Experiences

Day 6

Day 6 – Venice

  • Venice
  • More

Drive 5 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Venetian Arsenal
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • More

Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria has in store for you! You will be staying in Venice for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Venice is the magnificent Venetian Arsenal. Around 8,749 visitors have rated this excellent naval arsenal and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Piazza San Marco on this leg of your adventure in Italy. This attraction is a well-known square that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 152,982 travelers.

The remarkable St Mark's Basilica is known to be one of the best places to visit in Venice, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,439 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Venice by exploring the captivating Doge's Palace, which draws the attention of nearly 318,104 visitors annually. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 24,775 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Venice exploration list!

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

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

Keep the evening going at The Irish Pub Venezia, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Dolce Vita Venezia, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Devils Forest Pub, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Take in the ambiance of Venice 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!

Read more

Experiences

Day 7

Day 7 – Venice, Lido, and Verona

  • Verona
  • Venice
  • Lido
  • More

Drive 128 km, 3 hours 6 min

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Giardini della Biennale
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • More

Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. Today's main destinations are Venice 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.

Verona’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Venice behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 24 min. Verona welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Rialto Bridge is a travelers’ favorite in Venice, 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 141,666 visitors.

In Venice, don’t miss Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, a great point of interest and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,745 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Venice off your list when you visit the wonderful Peggy Guggenheim Collection. This popular sight is an outstanding art museum, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,128 travelers. Approximately 92,922 people visit this attraction each year.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Teatro La Fenice. This opera house and place of interest has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,677 reviews.

Upon reaching Lido, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Lido is the fantastic Giardini della Biennale. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Giardini della Biennale has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,729 reviews.

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

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

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal. Make sure to reserve a table at La Griglia, an iconic dining spot in Verona. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Osteria da Ugo, a popular restaurant in Verona. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Locanda 4 Cuochi, a hidden gem nestled in Verona. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Archivio, known for its lively atmosphere. La Segreteria Café is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Duchi Café offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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!

Read more

Experiences

Day 8

Day 8 – Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, and Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
  • Verona
  • Valeggio sul Mincio
  • More

Drive 303 km, 4 hours 32 min

  • Verona Arena
  • Castelvecchio Museum
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Parco Giardino Sigurtà
  • More

On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Verona in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Innsbruck, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Valeggio sul Mincio, 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 Verona to Valeggio sul Mincio may take around 46 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Valeggio sul Mincio, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Verona is the fantastic Verona Arena, attracting around 195,540 visitors every year. As an appreciated opera house and local gem in the area, Verona Arena has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 123,818 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Castelvecchio Museum, which is an art museum that gets around 35,031 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,854 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Castelvecchio Bridge, a standout arch bridge and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 reviewers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Verona, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Valeggio sul Mincio. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Valeggio sul Mincio — Parco Giardino Sigurtà. About 27,387 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Innsbruck. 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, Switzerland, and Austria.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Stiftskeller, a top-rated dining destination in Innsbruck. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Thai-Li-Ba, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Gasthof Goldener Adler. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Innsbruck this evening.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at music-bar ZAPPA, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Cafe Katzung provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, M + M Bar - cocktail bar in Innsbruck offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Celebrate day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

Read more

Experiences

Day 9

Day 9 – Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
  • More

Drive 50 km, 2 hours 22 min

  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
  • Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Seegrube
  • Top Of Innsbruck
  • More

Day 9 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Innsbruck. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol. This outstanding zoo and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 from 11,043 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This point of interest and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,129 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Innsbrucker Hofgarten. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,853 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Seegrube, an outstanding zoo, is one place you should visit while in Innsbruck considering its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,306 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Hafelekarspitze and discover what makes this local point of interest and wonder one of the best attractions in Innsbruck. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 from 2,750 travelers.

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

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

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Dom Cafe-Bar is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Liquid Diary, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Cafe Bar Moustache. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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!

Read more

Experiences

Day 10

Day 10 – Innsbruck and St. Gallen

  • Sankt Gallen
  • Innsbruck
  • More

Drive 216 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Golden Roof
  • Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz
  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Ambras Castle
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Innsbruck in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in St. Gallen, your home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Innsbruck, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Set course for Switzerland! Under favorable conditions, your drive to St. Gallen may take around 2 hours 29 min. Upon your arrival in St. Gallen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Innsbruck today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Golden Roof. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 18,818 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz. This incredible attraction and square holds an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to 2,080 visitors.

According to travelers in Innsbruck, the extraordinary Bergisel Ski Jump is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,647 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible museum, Ambras Castle Innsbruck. Up to 6,750 visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria by rewarding yourself with a taste of St. Gallen’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.

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

Round off your dining experience by visiting news Café Music Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Baracca Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Timeout Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

As the night falls in St. Gallen, 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.

Read more

Experiences

Day 11

Day 11 – St. Gallen, Neuhausen, Zurich, and Lucerne

  • Lucerne
  • Neuhausen
  • Zurich
  • More

Drive 191 km, 2 hours 57 min

  • Rhine Falls
  • Zürich Zoo
  • Lindenhof
  • Swiss National Museum
  • More

On day 11 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Neuhausen in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Lucerne, where you will stay for 1 night.

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

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Neuhausen, including the outstanding Rhine Falls. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 70,505 reviews, this fascinating waterfall and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Zurich. This drive usually takes around 44 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Something that makes Zurich the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding zoo, Zürich Zoo. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,267 visitors.

The famous Lindenhof is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Zurich's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 11,365 travelers have rated this incredible square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Zurich is also home to the extraordinary Swiss National Museum, which boasts a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in 8,085 traveler reviews.

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

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 Lucerne's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the town’s most recommended bars.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Bolero, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Ampersand offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Lucerne.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Bar 59 is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Bar 58, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Café Tacuba Neustadt. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 12

Day 12 – Lucerne, Lugano, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Lugano
  • Lucerne
  • More

Drive 252 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Zytturm
  • Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Lion Monument
  • Parco Ciani
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your multi-country journey across Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Lugano in Switzerland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Milan where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Lugano and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 5 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Lugano beckons with new experiences!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Lugano is the magnificent Parco Ciani. Around 10,286 visitors have rated this excellent urban park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Lucerne, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Lugano may take around 2 hours 5 min. Upon your arrival in Lugano, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Lucerne, including the outstanding Zytturm. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 802 reviews, this fascinating tower and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Lucerne is also home to the captivating Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne, a local wooden bridge considered one of the highlights of the city. About 4,066 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Chapel Bridge is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Lucerne. This extraordinary point of interest and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 29,995 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Lion Monument Lucerne will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing sculpture and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 20,294 reviews.

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

As the sun sets on day 12 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.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Vento di Sardegna, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Galleria Restaurant as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Milan.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at BhangraBar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Rufus Cocktail Bar offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Milan. Ostello Bello Grande is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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!

Read more

Experiences

Day 13

Day 13 – Milan - departure day

  • Milan - Departure day
  • More
  • Palazzo Borromeo
  • More

On day 13 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, Switzerland, and Austria. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

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

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

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, Switzerland, and Austria.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider da Vic, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

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

Read more

Experiences

Similar travel packages

Link to appstore phone
Install Europe’s biggest travel app

Download Europe’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Europe’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.