9-Day Road Trip in Italy, France, and Switzerland from Milan to Zurich, Strasbourg, Lugano, and Venice

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Explore Italy, France, and Switzerland on an epic 9-day European road trip. Milan, Valeggio sul Mincio, Zurich, Neuhausen, Colmar, and Munster await!

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 3 nights in Italy, 2 nights in France, and 3 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, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, and Venice, 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 Colmar, Munster, Strasbourg, Kintzheim, Selestat, and Nancy, 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 Zurich, Neuhausen, Basel, Lucerne, and Lugano.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Colmar’s Petite Venise in Colmar and Zurich's iconic Lindenhof. 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 9-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, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
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Destinations

Nancy - city in FranceNancy
Lugano - city in SwitzerlandLugano / 1 night
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
Sélestat-Erstein - city in FranceSélestat
Neuhausen
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, France.Strasbourg / 2 nights
High dynamic range (HDR) Aerial view of the city of Milan, Italy.Milan / 2 nights
Valeggio sul Mincio
Panoramic view of historic Zurich city center with famous Fraumunster, Grossmunster and St. Peter and river Limmat at Lake Zurich on a sunny day with clouds in summer, Canton of Zurich, SwitzerlandZurich / 2 nights
Lucerne - town in SwitzerlandLucerne
Munster
Kintzheim
Colmar - city in FranceColmar
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 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

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photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of night panoramic view of Duomo square in Milano,Italy.Duomo di Milano Museum
photo of verona, Italy. ancient amphitheater arena di verona in Italy like Rome coliseum with nighttime illumination and evening blue sky. verona's italian famous ancient landmark theatre. veneto region.Verona Arena
photo of one of the world's oldest shopping malls galleria vittorio emanuele II at night in milan, lombardia, Italy.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Sempione Park, Municipio 1, Milan, Lombardy, ItalySempione Park
Photo of 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
La Petite VenisePetite Venise in Colmar
PHOTO OF New business district Milano Porta Nuova Garibaldi (Gae Aulenti) .Piazza Gae Aulenti
Photo of Place Stanislas, Nancy ,France at night.Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge
PHOTOPP OF Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), Porta Sempione, Milan, Italy .Arch of Peace
Parco Giardino SigurtàParco Giardino Sigurtà
Château du Haut-KœnigsbourgChâteau du Haut-Koenigsbourg
photo of Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
Photo of the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
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 traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
photo of Park de la Orangerie in Strasbourg scenic beautiful view, Alsace region of France.Parc de l'Orangerie
Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
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
La Montagne des Singes, Kintzheim, Sélestat-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceLa montagne des singes
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster

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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 1 night.

Catch an early flight to Italy to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Milan before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Milan is the magnificent Piazza Gae Aulenti. Around 30,398 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Find your way to your hotel in Milan. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Italy. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Milan’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Italy, France, and Switzerland.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Enrico Bartolini al Mudec in Milan by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 3-star Michelin distinction, Enrico Bartolini al Mudec delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious creative cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at Seta by Antonio Guida, acclaimed for its delectable international, and contemporary specialties. This local 2-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at Il Luogo Aimo e Nadia, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated 1-star Michelin establishment, it's a top choice for italian contemporary, and modern cuisine in the city.

Keep the evening going at Nottingham Forest, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Armani/Bamboo Bar, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Mag Cafe, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

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, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Milan
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Drive 281 km, 3 hours 56 min

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

On day 2 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 city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zurich, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated art museum and attraction in Milan — Duomo di Milano Museum. About 138,554 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is another top sight in Milan that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved commercial gallery in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 91,394 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.

Zurich’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Milan behind. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 27 min. Zurich welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

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

Discover the culinary delights of Zurich by securing a reservation at Widder Restaurant. Esteemed for its 2-star Guide Michelin recognition, this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of modern french, and contemporary cuisine. For an alternative dining experience, try IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada, renowned for its delicious sharing, and modern dishes. This esteemed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. Craving more culinary excitement? Head to The Restaurant, a highly recommended local eatery celebrated for its mouthwatering creative, and modern menu. With its 2-star Michelin recognition, it offers an unforgettable dining adventure.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Widder Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. Rio Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, CP First - Cocktailbar & Lounge offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Take in the ambiance of Zurich 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 3

Day 3 – Zurich, and Neuhausen

  • Zurich
  • Neuhausen
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Drive 105 km, 1 hour 51 min

  • Rhine Falls
  • Zürich Zoo
  • Grossmünster
  • Lindenhof
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Wake up to day 3 of your extraordinary road trip through Italy, France, and Switzerland. On this day, you’ll embark on an exciting expedition discovering the enchanting sights and activities of Neuhausen in Switzerland. With 1 night left in Zurich, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Zurich is the magnificent Zürich Zoo. Around 26,599 visitors have rated this excellent zoo and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Grossmünster on this leg of your adventure in Switzerland. This attraction is a well-known church building that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 8,428 travelers.

The remarkable Lindenhof is known to be one of the best places to visit in Zurich, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,519 traveler reviews is proof.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Neuhausen. This car ride takes around 41 min.

In Neuhausen, the extraordinary Rhine Falls awaits. This attraction is a valued waterfall that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,797 travelers' reviews.

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 Zurich’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 much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Cantinetta Antinori, a top-rated dining spot in Zurich. If you're in the mood for something new, try El Lokal, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Aurora. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Zurich.

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

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 4

Day 4 – Zurich, Basel, Colmar, Munster, and Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
  • Basel
  • Colmar
  • Munster
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
  • Petite Venise in Colmar
  • Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 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 2 vibrant destinations - Basel in Switzerland, and Colmar in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Strasbourg where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Zurich’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Basel. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 3 min. When you arrive in Basel, it's time to take a break from the road.

Basel Minster is a travelers’ favorite in Basel, 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 7,564 visitors.

In Basel, don’t miss Basel Zoo, a great zoo and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,396 reviews. Going here means you’ll be in the great company of 2,012,511 other travelers who visit this attraction every year.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards France, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Colmar. This drive usually takes around 49 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Colmar is the magnificent Petite Venise in Colmar. Around 39,311 visitors have rated this excellent neighborhood and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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 Colmar to Munster may take around 26 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Munster, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Munster — Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges. About 22,175 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

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

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Le Baeckeoffe d'Alsace, a top-rated dining spot in Strasbourg. If you're in the mood for something new, try Blue Moon Bar, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Zehnerglock. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Strasbourg.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Canapé Queer Bar Strasbourg. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, La Mandragore offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Le Local, another top-rated bar in the area.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Strasbourg, Kintzheim, Selestat, and Nancy

  • Strasbourg
  • Kintzheim
  • Sélestat
  • Nancy
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Drive 350 km, 4 hours 33 min

  • La montagne des singes
  • Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
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Greet day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Italy, France, and Switzerland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Strasbourg for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Kintzheim in France.

When you’ve had your share of Strasbourg, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Kintzheim. Your travel time is around 51 min.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated zoo and attraction in Kintzheim — La montagne des singes. About 11,888 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Selestat is the fantastic Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. As an appreciated castle and local gem in the area, Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 26,931 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Nancy 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 1 hour 55 min. Upon reaching Strasbourg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Something that makes Nancy the perfect holiday destination is that the village offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding architectural ensemble, Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy. This local gem has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 27,905 visitors.

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

Make sure to book a table at La Cloche à Fromage RESTAURANT, a popular restaurant in Strasbourg. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Strasbourg at The XX - Wine Bar, 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 Origin, coffee shop végétal. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Strasbourg tonight.

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

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 6

Day 6 – Strasbourg, Lucerne, and Lugano

  • Lugano
  • Strasbourg
  • Lucerne
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Drive 409 km, 4 hours 58 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
  • Parc de l'Orangerie
  • Chapel Bridge
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Italy, France, and Switzerland. Today's main destinations are Strasbourg in France, and Lucerne in Switzerland, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Lugano. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Strasbourg is the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. Around 55,268 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 Parc de l'Orangerie on this leg of your adventure in France. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 15,139 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Strasbourg, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Lucerne, Switzerland. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Switzerland. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 44 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Lucerne today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Chapel Bridge. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 30,595 visitors.

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

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

Start your culinary exploration in Lugano by securing a reservation at Flamel. This renowned restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand award and offers an exceptional menu of contemporary, and seasonal cuisine. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa, a popular restaurant in Lugano. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Bar Laura, a hidden gem nestled in Lugano. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Il Fermento, known for its inviting atmosphere. Bar Oops is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started.

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 – Lugano, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, and Venice

  • Venice
  • Valeggio sul Mincio
  • Verona
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Drive 364 km, 5 hours 4 min

  • Parco Giardino Sigurtà
  • Ponte Scaligero
  • Ponte Pietra
  • Verona Arena
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On day 7 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 Valeggio sul Mincio in Italy. In the evening, you’ll end up in Venice, where you will stay for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy. This car ride takes around 2 hours 37 min.

A tour of Valeggio sul Mincio is not complete without a visit to the famous Parco Giardino Sigurtà. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,387 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Valeggio sul Mincio, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Verona. Your travel time is around 48 min.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated arch bridge and attraction in Verona — Castelvecchio Bridge. About 12,156 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Ponte Pietra is another top sight in Verona that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved deck arch bridge in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,284 visitors.

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

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

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 Venice’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.

Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure in Venice by booking a table at Local, a 1-star Michelin restaurant that boasts an exceptional contemporary menu. For a different flavor experience, head to Wistèria, renowned for its delectable contemporary, and venetian dishes. This 1-star Michelin restaurant consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Looking for another option? Visit Quadri, a local gem known for its delightful modern cuisine in Venice. Nestled in the city's heart, this 1-star Michelin restaurant is a perfect choice for discerning restaurant-goers seeking a new experience.

Keep the evening going at Al Parlamento, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Adagio, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Il Mercante, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Venice, and Milan

  • Milan
  • Venice
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Drive 266 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Rialto Bridge
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Venice 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.

A tour of Venice is not complete without a visit to the famous Rialto Bridge. This incredible stone bridge and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 141,666 travelers.

Make the most of your Venice travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Teatro La Fenice. This opera house and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,677 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Piazza San Marco for an experience worth remembering. This local square and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 152,982 visitors.

Another stop we recommend you add to your Venice sightseeing list is the remarkable palace, Doge's Palace. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, Doge's Palace has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 24,775 visitors. More than 318,104 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Bridge of Sighs. This amazing site is a wonderful footbridge with more than 18,223 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Italy's delectable cuisine at one of Milan's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Make sure to book a table at Nero 9, a popular restaurant in Milan. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Milan at Ristorante la Brisa, 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 UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Milan tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Kilburn Cocktail Bar Milano offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Bar Frida is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. The Friends Pub Milano 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 9

Day 9 – Milan - departure day

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On day 9 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.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

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

Get a last taste of Italy’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Milan and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Italy, France, and Switzerland.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

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

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