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

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Get ready for an exhilarating 13-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Italy, France, and Switzerland and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in Italy, 6 nights in France, 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 Milan and begin your adventure from there. Explore Milan and Monza, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of France. Immerse yourself in the allure of Beaune, Versailles, Fontainebleau, Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Colmar, and Munster, 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 Lucerne, Basel, Neuhausen, and Zurich.

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, France, 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, France, 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, France, 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
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Reims - city in FranceReims / 1 night
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
Versailles - city in FranceVersailles
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune / 1 night
Neuhausen
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, France.Strasbourg / 1 night
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 4 nights
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 / 1 night
Lucerne - town in SwitzerlandLucerne / 1 night
Munster
Fontainebleau - city in FranceFontainebleau
Colmar - city in FranceColmar
Photo of aerial view of the main square with church in Monza in north Italy.Monza

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Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
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 Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
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 Cathedral of our lady of strasbourg in France.Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
La Petite VenisePetite Venise in Colmar
photo of Reflection of a little temple in a pond of the Park of Monza surrounded by yellow autumnal trees, ItalyMonza Park
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
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
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 the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
photo of view A picture showing the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Italy.Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges, Willer-sur-Thur, Thann-Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceParc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
photo of the medieval Fontainebleau palace (Chateau de Fontainebleau) at beautiful summer in France.Palace of Fontainebleau
Old gothic cathedral of Reims, FranceReims Cathedral
Photo of Lucerne dying lion monument, Switzerland.Lion Monument
photo of Milan, Italy panorama. View from Milan Cathedral. Royal Palace of Milan - Palazzo Realle and Velasca Tower in the background.Royal Palace of Milan
photo of Park de la Orangerie in Strasbourg scenic beautiful view, Alsace region of France.Parc de l'Orangerie
photo of view of Aerial view of The Autodromo Nazionale of Monza, that is a race track located near the city of Monza, Italy.Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
PHOTO OF Santa Maria delle Grazie or Holy Mary of Grace is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, northern ItalySanta Maria delle Grazie Church
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyBasilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Place Kléber, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace Kléber
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Piazza Duomo, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyCathedral Square
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
The Grand TrianonGrand Trianon
Parc du Champ de Mars
Nadelwehr Luzern, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandLucerne Needle Dam
The facade of Palazzo Borromeo in Milan, Italy. Palazzo Borromeo

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Day 1

Day 1 – Milan - arrival day

  • Milan - Arrival day
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  • Piazza Gae Aulenti
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Italy, France, and Switzerland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Milan in Italy. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Milan for 3 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.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Milan — Piazza Gae Aulenti. About 30,398 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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.

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 Contraste, a top-rated dining destination in Milan. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Bice Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Milan this evening.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Nottingham Forest. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Armani/Bamboo Bar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Mag Cafe, another top-rated bar in the area.

Your multi-country road trip in Italy, France, and Switzerland has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Milan

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Drive 1 km, 17 min

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

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Milan today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Royal Palace of Milan. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 17,538 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Duomo di Milano Museum. This incredible attraction and art museum holds an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to 138,554 visitors. Up to 341,609 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Milan, the extraordinary Cathedral Square is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,539 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible commercial gallery, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Up to 91,394 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular opera house, La Scala. This attraction is rated an average 4.7 out of 5 stars among 26,219 visitors.

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

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 Nero 9, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Ristorante la Brisa offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Milan.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Bar Frida is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, The Friends Pub Milano is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Celebrate day 2 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 3

Day 3 – Milan

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour

  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
  • Sforzesco Castle Art Library
  • Sempione Park
  • Arch of Peace
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Day 3 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.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated technology museum and attraction in Milan — Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci". About 22,235 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Santa Maria delle Grazie Church is another top sight in Milan that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved convent in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,490 visitors.

Sforzesco Castle Art Library is a spectacular library and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Milan, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 68,714 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Parco Sempione. Because of its allure and charm, around 72,914 visitors have rated this attraction and park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Arch of Peace. Echoing its popularity, 27,502 travelers have awarded this famous monument and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

As the sun sets on day 3 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 popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Vento di Sardegna, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa Milano offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Galleria Restaurant is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Milan.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at BhangraBar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Rufus Cocktail Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Ostello Bello Grande. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, France, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Milan 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 – Milan, Monza, and Lucerne

  • Lucerne
  • Milan
  • Monza
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Drive 276 km, 4 hours 22 min

  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • Monza Park
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, France, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Milan in Italy. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Lucerne, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Monza, 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 Milan to Monza may take around 43 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Monza, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

Milan is also home to the captivating Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, a local church considered one of the highlights of the city. About 12,883 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

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

Something that makes Monza the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding motorsport racing track, Monza Circuit. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,877 visitors.

The famous Monza Park is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Monza's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 34,629 travelers have rated this incredible park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Lucerne’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 Lucerne. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the town’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 Bolero, a top-rated dining spot in Lucerne. If you're in the mood for something new, try Ampersand, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Lucerne.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Bar 59. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Bar 58 offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Café Tacuba Neustadt, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Lucerne, Basel, and Beaune

  • Beaune
  • Lucerne
  • Basel
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Drive 366 km, 4 hours 33 min

  • Lucerne Needle Dam
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Lion Monument
  • Basel Zoo
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, 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 Lucerne in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Beaune, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lucerne, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Basel. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Lucerne is the fantastic Lucerne Needle Dam. As an appreciated point of interest and local gem in the area, Lucerne Needle Dam has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 331 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Chapel Bridge. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 29,995 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Lion Monument Lucerne, a standout sculpture and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 20,294 reviewers.

Basel’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lucerne behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min. Basel welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Basel is the fantastic Basel Zoo, attracting around 2,012,511 visitors every year. As an appreciated zoo and local gem in the area, Basel Zoo has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,178 reviews.

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

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Beaune's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Italy to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the town’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Beaune has them.

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 Le Bistrot du Coin, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Le Bout du Monde boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Le Rest O Bar. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Beaune.

Celebrate day 5 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 6

Day 6 – Beaune, Versailles, Fontainebleau, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Versailles
  • Fontainebleau
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Drive 353 km, 4 hours 26 min

  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Grand Trianon
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Versailles in France. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Paris, your home for 3 nights.

Versailles’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Fontainebleau behind. This drive usually takes around 58 min. Versailles welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

In Versailles, the extraordinary Gardens of Versailles awaits. This attraction is a valued french formal garden that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,133 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Versailles, which gets around 4,741,758 annual visits, is the spectacular Palace of Versailles. This attraction is a château that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 119,665 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Grand Trianon. This local maison de plaisance and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,511 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Beaune, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Fontainebleau. Your travel time is around 2 hours 20 min.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Palace of Fontainebleau. This outstanding château and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 21,054 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Palace of Fontainebleau is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Paris’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, France, and Switzerland.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at L'Imprévu Café, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Le Petit Châtelet offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Restaurant Guy Savoy is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Paris.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Café de Paris V offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Dirty Dick is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Little Red Door is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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 7

Day 7 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 40 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 7, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Italy, France, and Switzerland.

Something that makes Paris the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding urban park, Champ de Mars. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 visitors.

The famous Eiffel Tower is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 6,207,303 people visiting it every year. As one of Paris's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 322,389 travelers have rated this incredible lattice tower and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Paris is also home to the extraordinary Arc de Triomphe, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 193,235 traveler reviews. This stunning triumphal arch and local feature draws more than 2,743,823 visitors on an annual basis, captivating the hearts of travelers with its unique charm.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Sacré-Cœur, which hosts up to 11,000,000 visitors every year. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 118,527 reviews, a visit to this wonderful church building and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Paris exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic La Villette up close. This fascinating commune of france and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 travelers is proof.

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, France, and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’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 Saint James Paris, a top-rated dining spot in Paris. If you're in the mood for something new, try Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at To Restaurant Paris. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Paris.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Prescription Cocktail Club, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Sherry Butt provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, The Highlander offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

As the night falls in Paris, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Palais Garnier
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Louvre Museum
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Wake up and see what day 8 of your great European road trip in Italy, France, and Switzerland has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Paris, including the outstanding Palais Garnier. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,053 reviews, this fascinating opera house and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Paris is also home to the captivating place de la Concorde, a local square considered one of the highlights of the city. About 54,229 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Tuileries Garden is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Paris. This extraordinary garden and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,172 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Musée d'Orsay will inspire you as it does to more than 3,651,616 travelers every year. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing art museum and attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 71,115 reviews.

Soak in Paris's rich culture at the fantastic Louvre Museum. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Paris is its overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 260,788 visitor reviews. Every year, travelers of more than 2,825,000 in count gather around this fascinating art museum and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features.

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

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

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Tiger. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Bisou. Offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Le Requin Chagrin, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Paris and Reims

  • Reims
  • Paris
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Drive 148 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin des plantes
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across Italy, France, and Switzerland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Paris in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Reims where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Paris’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Reims. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 36 min. When you arrive in Reims, it's time to take a break from the road.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Paris is the magnificent Notre-Dame de Paris. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes over 12,000,000 travelers from across the world. Around 45,788 visitors have rated this excellent catholic cathedral and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Sainte Chapelle on this leg of your adventure in France. This attraction is a well-known chapel that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 32,376 travelers.

The remarkable Jardin du Luxembourg is known to be one of the best places to visit in Paris, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Paris by exploring the captivating Panthéon. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Paris exploration list!

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Reims 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 Reims's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

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

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at The Glue Pot, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, BiBoViNo provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Le Clos offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Take in the ambiance of Reims 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 10

Day 10 – Reims and Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
  • Reims
  • More

Drive 352 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Reims Cathedral
  • Parc de l'Orangerie
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
  • Place Kléber
  • More

Dive into day 10 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, France, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Strasbourg in France, 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 Strasbourg. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Parc de l'Orangerie. This outstanding park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 15,139 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Parc de l'Orangerie is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This catholic cathedral and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 55,268 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing square, place Kléber. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,963 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Reims, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Strasbourg may take around 3 hours 30 min. Upon your arrival in Strasbourg, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Reims and set your GPS to Strasbourg. 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 3 hours 30 min. Upon reaching Strasbourg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Reims, including the outstanding Reims Cathedral. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,030 reviews, this fascinating catholic cathedral and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

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

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

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 La Cloche à Fromage RESTAURANT, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Le Cannibale beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Jeannette and the Cycleux. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Strasbourg tonight.

Continue your lively evening at Le Michel - Café - Brasserie, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Le Douanier is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Cathedral Beer Academy ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

As the night falls in Strasbourg, 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 11

Day 11 – Strasbourg, Neuhausen, Colmar, Munster, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Neuhausen
  • Colmar
  • Munster
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Drive 321 km, 4 hours 36 min

  • Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
  • Parc du Champ de Mars
  • Petite Venise in Colmar
  • Rhine Falls
  • More

On day 11 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Italy, France, and Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Neuhausen in Switzerland and Colmar in France. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zurich, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards Switzerland, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Neuhausen. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Neuhausen today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Rhine Falls. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 70,505 visitors.

After soaking in Munster’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Colmar. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 24 min. When you arrive in Colmar, it's time to take a break from the road.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Colmar — Parc du Champ de Mars. About 4,547 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Petite Venise in Colmar is another top sight in Colmar that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved neighborhood in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 39,311 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Munster, 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 Strasbourg to Munster may take around 1 hour 16 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Munster, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

In Munster, the extraordinary Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 22,175 travelers' reviews.

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

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

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 Babu's, a top-rated dining destination in Zurich. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Cantinetta Antinori, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at El Lokal. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Zurich this evening.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Rio Bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. La Stanza is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Italy, France, and Switzerland! Enjoy your evening in Zurich 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 – Zurich and Milan

  • Milan
  • Zurich
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Drive 288 km, 4 hours

  • Lindenhof
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürich Zoo
  • More

On day 12 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, 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 Zurich in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Milan, where you will stay for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Milan, Italy. This car ride takes around 3 hours 37 min.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Zurich — Lindenhof. About 11,365 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Grossmünster is another top sight in Zurich that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved church building in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,297 visitors.

Zürich Zoo is a spectacular zoo and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Zurich, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,267 enchanted visitors.

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.

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, France, and Switzerland by rewarding yourself with a taste of Milan’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.

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 Tommasi Milano, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? da Vic offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss G. B. Bar. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Milan.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at QC Termemilano, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Yguana Cafè offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Milan.

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 13

Day 13 – Milan - departure day

  • Milan - Departure day
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  • Palazzo Borromeo
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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, France, and Switzerland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in 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, France, and Switzerland.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. If you're eager to try something different, consider Pizza And Food, another top spot with a tantalizing 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, France, and Switzerland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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