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

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Set off on a grand 13-day Euro trip through Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Visit multiple cities like Rome, Arezzo, Innsbruck, Chur, and Bellinzona, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 8 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 Rome and begin your adventure from there. Explore Rome, Arezzo, Bologna, Padua, Verona, Milan, and Florence, 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, Bellinzona, Sementina, and Lugano.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Innsbruck’s Golden Roof 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 13-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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Aerial panoramic cityscape of Rome, Italy, Europe. Roma is the capital of Italy. Cityscape of Rome in summer. Rome roofs view with ancient architecture in Italy. Rome / 3 nights
Innsbruck cityscape, Austria.Innsbruck / 2 nights
Florence Aerial View of Ponte Vecchio Bridge during Beautiful Sunny Day, ItalyFlorence / 2 nights
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 1 night
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
Photo of beautiful view of canal with statues on square Prato della Valle and Basilica Santa Giustina in Padova (Padua), Veneto, Italy.Padua
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
Ticino - region in SwitzerlandTicino
Lugano - city in SwitzerlandLugano / 1 night
Arezzo - city in ItalyArezzo / 1 night
Chur / 1 night

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photo of trevi fountain at sunrise beautiful full view, Rome, Italy.Trevi Fountain
photo of Colosseum in Rome at sunrise, Italy, Europe.Colosseum
photo of view of Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy.Pantheon
photo of piazza navona in Rome, Italy. Rome navona square. Ancient stadium of Rome for athletic contests. Italy architecture and landmark. Piazza navona is one of the main attractions of Rome and Italy.Piazza navona
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySt Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums, Vatican CityVatican Museums
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 panoramic view of ancient ruins of a roman forum or foro romano at sunrise in rome, Italy. view from capitoline hill.Roman Forum
photo of piazza di spagna in rome, italy. Spanish steps in rome, Italy in the morning. One of the most famous squares in Rome, Italy. Rome architecture and landmark.Piazza di Spagna
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 piazza del popolo (People's square) named after the church of santa maria del popolo in Rome, Italy.Piazza del Popolo
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 Visit Italy, park Villa Borghese with boat and ducks.Villa Borghese
photo of holy angel castle, also known as hadrian mausoleum in the morning, Rome, Italy.Castel Sant'Angelo
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
photo of Spanish Steps at morning in Rome, Italy .Spanish Steps
Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
photo of Campo de Fiori during the night, Rome.Campo de' Fiori
photo of altare della patria, national monument to victor emmanuel II the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.Altare della Patria
Prato della Valle square in historical city centre of Padua (Padova), elliptical square with green island at the center, small canal with statues, Abbey of Santa Giustina church, Veneto Region, Italy.Prato della Valle
Saint Peter's Square, R-36989Saint Peter's Square
The Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua, Padova, Veneto, ItalyThe Basilica of St Anthony
photo of Golden Roof in Innsbruck Austria - architecture and nature background.Golden Roof
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
Photo of Old wrought iron gate overlooking Lake Lugano in Ciani Park, Lugano, Switzerland.Parco Ciani
Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
photo of The ski-jump at Bergisel, Innsbruck in Austria.Bergisel Ski Jump
Photo of Ambras Castle .Ambras Castle
Innsbrucker Hofgarten
photo of Piazza dei Signori in Verona old town with Dante statue. Tourist destination in Veneto region of ItalyPiazza dei Signori
photo of aerial view of ancient Castles of Bellinzona in Ticino, Switzerland.Three Castles of Bellinzona
 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
photo of aerial view of the medieval Montebello castle in Bellinzona in Canton Ticino in Switzerland.Montebello Castle
photo of Ponte Tibetano Carasc or Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina in Sementina in Canton of Ticino, Switzerland.Ponte Tibetano Carasc
photo of beautiful sunny morning at ancient Sasso Corbaro Castle in the city Bellinzona, Switzerland.Sasso Corbaro Castle
Seegrube
Cancello sul lago di Lugano, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandCancello sul lago di Lugano
Chiesa di San Rocco, Lugano, Circolo di Lugano ovest, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, SwitzerlandChiesa di San Rocco
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Day 1

Day 1 – Rome - arrival day

  • Rome - Arrival day
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  • Trevi Fountain
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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 Rome in Italy. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Rome for 2 nights.

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

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Rome. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Make your stay in Rome one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at La Pergola, a 3 Michelin star-rated gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful mediterranean and contemporary cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. La Pergola, which has a Bib Gourmand award, gives you the best value for your money, and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

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

Enoteca La Torre is not just another restaurant in Rome. Its 2-Michelin star menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a gastronomic adventure. This Bib-Gourmand awarded restaurant’s mediterranean and creative dishes and numerous glowing reviews from satisfied patrons have solidified its reputation as a culinary gem in Rome.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit RoYaL Art Cafè Roma, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, RoYaL Art Cafè Roma has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,972 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Ai Tre Scalini, a crowd-favorite. Around 2,950 customers have rated their experience at Ai Tre Scalini an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Centro belongs to the list of the best bars in Rome, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,488 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 – Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 7 km, 59 min

  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Piazza navona
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Rome. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

Book a table at 433, a famous dining establishment in Rome. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,341 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Rome is Roma Sparita, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 2,073 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Rome’s Ristorante Amedeo for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,798 satisfied diners.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at DEROMA - Farine Romane. This famous bar in Rome has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,432 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Hotel Hassler Roma. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Hotel Hassler Roma has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 895 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend VinAllegro. 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 1,167 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Rome and Arezzo

  • Rome
  • Arezzo
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Drive 220 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Pantheon
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Villa Borghese
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Rome in Italy. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Arezzo, your home for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Rome is the fantastic Pantheon, attracting around 30,000,000 visitors every year. As an appreciated roman temple and local gem in the area, Pantheon has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 189,682 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Piazza di Spagna. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 113,658 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Spanish Steps, a standout monumental staircase and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 57,211 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding piazza del Popolo. This square is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 89,807 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Villa Borghese, a popular urban zone of rome and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 69,749 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Rome, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Arezzo. Your travel time is around 2 hours 22 min.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Rome today.

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

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

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 Arezzo'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.

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at Octavin, a Bib Gourmand restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 1-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature creative meals.

Make it a priority to experience Trattoria Il Saraceno during your stay in Arezzo. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,759 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Antica Fonte, a popular local gem in Arezzo. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,306 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Arezzo. At La Clandestina, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 277 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Emilio, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 263 reviews.

La Nuova Tagliatella is also one of the best places in Arezzo where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 275 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 Arezzo 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 4

Day 4 – Arezzo and Verona

  • Padua
  • Bologna
  • Verona
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Drive 383 km, 4 hours 57 min

  • Piazza Maggiore
  • The Basilica of St Anthony
  • Prato della Valle
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Bologna 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.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

A tour of Bologna is not complete without a visit to the famous Piazza Maggiore. This incredible square and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 64,523 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Padua, 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 Bologna to Padua may take around 1 hour 31 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable The Basilica of St. Anthony. This outstanding church and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 38,852 travelers, a visit to the remarkable The Basilica of St. Anthony is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating prato della Valle is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This square and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 47,576 travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Verona. This car ride takes around 1 hour 9 min.

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

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

Make your stay in Verona one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Osteria Mondo d'Oro, a gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful italian and seasonal cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Osteria Mondo d'Oro promises exceptional dishes and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

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

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

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Archivio. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Osteria da Ugo. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,724 customers.

Signorvino cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,737 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 out of 5 stars average rating.

Celebrate day 4 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 5

Day 5 – Verona and Innsbruck

  • Verona
  • Innsbruck
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Drive 276 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Verona Arena
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Piazza dei Signori
  • Ponte Pietra
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On day 5 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Verona in Italy and Innsbruck in Austria. When you’re not exploring the region and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Innsbruck, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

In Verona, the extraordinary Castelvecchio Bridge awaits. This attraction is a valued arch bridge that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,156 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Verona, which gets around 195,540 annual visits, is the spectacular Verona Arena. This attraction is an opera house that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 123,818 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing piazza delle Erbe. This local square and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,777 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Piazza dei Signori is another attraction you might want to add to your Verona exploration itinerary. This square is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,542 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Ponte Pietra. More than a popular deck arch bridge and attraction, Ponte Pietra offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Verona. Ponte Pietra boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,284 traveler reviews.

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 Verona to Innsbruck may take around 3 hours 24 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

Reserve a table at Green Flamingo Innsbruck, a renowned restaurant in Innsbruck. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 819 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Ludwig while in Innsbruck. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,353 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Innsbruck at Himal Nepali Kitchen Restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,033 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Cafe Katzung, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Cafe Katzung boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,387 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at auis, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Auis has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,083 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Fischerhausl. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 1,083 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Innsbruck as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck
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Drive 31 km, 1 hour 52 min

  • Alpenzoo Innsbruck - Tirol
  • Golden Roof
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Top Of Innsbruck
  • Seegrube
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland has in store for you! You will be staying in Innsbruck for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Gasthof Goldener Adler, a well-known eatery in Innsbruck. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,007 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit mamma mia while exploring Innsbruck. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,098 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of The Galway Bay, a popular restaurant in Innsbruck. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 820 discerning diners.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Cafe Bar Moustache, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Innsbruck. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, backed by 743 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Liquid Diary, consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Adlers Hotel, one of the top-rated bars in Innsbruck, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,886 satisfied customers.

Celebrate day 6 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 7

Day 7 – Innsbruck and Chur

  • Innsbruck
  • Chur
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Drive 223 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Galerie Maier
  • Triumphpforte
  • Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Ambras Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 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 - Innsbruck in Austria and Chur in Switzerland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Chur where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Innsbruck is the magnificent Galerie Maier. Around 17 visitors have rated this excellent art gallery and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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

The remarkable Bergisel Ski Jump is known to be one of the best places to visit in Innsbruck, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,647 traveler reviews is proof.

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

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Chur, Switzerland. This car ride takes around 2 hours 37 min.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Chur’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.

Don't forget to book a table at Restaurant Calanda, a well-known eatery in Chur. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,257 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Maron while exploring Chur. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 851 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kaffee Klatsch, a popular restaurant in Chur. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 560 discerning diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Toms Beer Box, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Toms Beer Box has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 163 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Werkstatt Chur, a crowd-favorite. Around 295 customers have rated their experience at Werkstatt Chur an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

S'Pub Sunshine Pub belongs to the list of the best bars in Chur, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 339 bar-goers.

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 – Chur and Lugano

  • Ticino
  • Lugano
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Drive 167 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Sasso Corbaro Castle
  • Montebello Castle
  • Three Castles of Bellinzona
  • Ponte Tibetano Carasc
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On day 8 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 Bellinzona in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Lugano, where you will stay for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bellinzona. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 43 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Bellinzona is the fantastic Sasso Corbaro Castle. As an appreciated castle and local gem in the area, Sasso Corbaro Castle has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,409 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Montebello Castle. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,137 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Three Castles of Bellinzona, a standout architectural ensemble and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,522 reviewers.

After soaking in Bellinzona’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lugano. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 47 min. When you arrive in Lugano, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Flamel, one of the finest upscale restaurants in Lugano. Featuring delightful food options and contemporary and seasonal offerings, Flamel has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Lugano, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,096 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Ristorante Trattoria Galleria. This highly regarded restaurant in Lugano has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews 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.

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 9

Day 9 – Lugano and Milan

  • Lugano
  • Milan
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Drive 78 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Chiesa di San Rocco
  • Cancello sul lago di Lugano
  • Parco Ciani
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Lugano in Switzerland and Milan in Italy. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Milan, your home for 1 night.

Chiesa di San Rocco is a travelers’ favorite in Lugano, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 130 visitors.

In Lugano, don’t miss Gate on Lake Lugano, a great sightseeing destination and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 269 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Lugano off your list when you visit the wonderful Parco Ciani. This popular sight is an outstanding urban park, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,286 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Lugano and set your GPS to Milan, Italy. 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 20 min. Upon reaching Milan, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Lugano today.

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

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Milan’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 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Milan's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Italy to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Milan has them.

Reserve a table at Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, a 3 Michelin star restaurant and a Bib Gourmand dining establishment in Milan. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious creative offering makes it a crowd favorite. Enrico Bartolini al Mudec is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Milan is Seta by Antonio Guida, which critics have graced with 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its international and contemporary menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Seta by Antonio Guida’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Milan for its appetizing selection of food, including its italian contemporary and modern courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

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

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

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

As the night falls in Milan, 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 10

Day 10 – Milan and Florence

  • Milan
  • Florence
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Drive 319 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Duomo di Milano Museum
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
  • More

Dive into day 10 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Milan 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 Florence. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Something that makes Milan the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding art museum, Duomo di Milano Museum. This local gem has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 138,554 visitors and gets around 341,609 visits every year.

The famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Milan's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 91,394 travelers have rated this incredible commercial gallery and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Milan is also home to the extraordinary Sforzesco Castle Art Library, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 68,714 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Parco Sempione. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 72,914 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

Set your GPS to Florence and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 35 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Florence beckons with new experiences!

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

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

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

Discover the essence of culinary excellence at Enoteca Pinchiorri, a Bib Gourmand local dining experience. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and impressive menu, Enoteca Pinchiorri consistently impresses both foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional italian contemporary cuisine.

Also highly recommended is Santa Elisabetta, one of the best 2-star Michelin establishments in Florence. Take your pick from the creative and mediterranean menu, which has consistently earned Santa Elisabetta high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top-rated Bib Gourmand restaurant promises a culinary experience you will remember.

Experience the best local flavors while in Florence and reserve a table at the 1-star Michelin restaurant, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura. Its delectable italian contemporary and international offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Manifattura. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 509 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Caffe Concerto Paszkowski. This popular bar in Florence is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,000 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Ristorante Buca Mario. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Ristorante Buca Mario has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,879 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 11

Day 11 – Florence

  • Florence
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Drive 4 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • More

On day 11, 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, Austria, and Switzerland.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Florence today.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Florence. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Il Vezzo, an acclaimed dining establishment in Florence. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 862 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Le Vespe Cafè while experiencing the best of Florence. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 773 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Ristorante Le Volte Firenze, an elegant culinary destination in Florence. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 536 previous guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Villa Cora, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Villa Cora has charmed many with its 4.8 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 699 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 951 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Archea Brewery, another local party gem in Florence. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 723 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Florence, Vatican City, and Rome

  • Rome
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Drive 283 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter's Square
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • More

On day 12 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Rome in Italy. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Rome, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vatican City today.

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

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, an iconic dining spot in Rome. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,637 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Maccheroni while in Rome. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,633 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of RomAntica, a favorite in Rome. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,462 discerning guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Ristorante Tema, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Ristorante Tema has charmed many with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 939 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni captures hearts with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 655 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Sant' Eustachio Caffè, another local party gem in Rome. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 9,555 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Rome 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 13

Day 13 – Rome - departure day

  • Rome - Departure day
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  • Altare della Patria
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On day 13 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Rome 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 Rome’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.

Get a last taste of Italy’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Rome 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 Rome 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, Austria, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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