10-Day Road Trip to Switzerland, Austria, and Germany

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Zurich and Feldkirch sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 3 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Switzerland, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Zurich, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Austria, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Feldkirch, Salzburg, and Vienna, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Germany. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Munich. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Germany invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no 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.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 3 nights in Switzerland, 4 nights in Austria, and 2 nights in Germany. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Zurich and Feldkirch and beyond.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, usually meaning a range of 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

In Switzerland for example, you can choose between luxury treatment at the 5-star Atlantis by Giardino, immaculate service and atmosphere at a 4-star hotel like H+ Hotel Zürich, or comfort on a budget at the stellar Hotel Sternen Oerlikon, a 3-star hotel.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Switzerland, Austria, and Germany in the booking widget to the right of your screen or by scrolling down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Switzerland, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Zurich. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Zurich, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Lindenhof and the fascinating Grossmünster. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Feldkirch’s Schattenburg and Munich's iconic Marienplatz. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Zurich and Feldkirch and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse 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 10-day self-drive adventure in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. 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.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

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 in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

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

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

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, SwitzerlandZürich / 3 nights
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 2 nights
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 1 night
Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 2 nights
Innsbruck cityscape, Austria.Innsbruck
Photo of aerial view of Feldkirch city, Austria.Feldkirch

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Attractions

Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of Munich skyline with Marienplatz town hall in Germany.Marienplatz
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
Photo of aerial view of Olympiapark in German city Munich which hosted olympic games at 1972.Olympiapark
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
Photo of Flamingos in Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany.Hellabrunn Zoo
photo of Musée et tour BMW .BMW Museum
Photo of the Museumsquartier or MQ or Museums Quartier is an area in the centre of Vienna, Austria.MuseumsQuartier
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
photo of German Museum (Deutsches Museum) in Munich, Germany, the world's largest museum of science and technology .Deutsches Museum
Photo of view of the futuristic looking headquarters of BMW car manufacturer in Munich, Germany.BMW Welt
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
Photo of the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - The Golden Roof, ornamented with 2,738 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding to Bianca Sforza in Innsbruck, Austria.Golden Roof
Mozart's Birthplace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMozart's Birthplace
Eisbachwelle
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
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 Swiss National Museum or Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland.Swiss National Museum
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Bergisel Ski Jump, Wilten, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaBergisel Ski Jump
Photo of Zurich opera house and Sechselautenplatz town square view, largest city in Switzerland.Zürich Opera House
Innsbrucker Hofgarten, Innsbruck, Tyrol, AustriaInnsbrucker Hofgarten
China Garden, Seefeld, Riesbach, Zurich, District Zurich, SwitzerlandChinagarten Zürich
photo of morning view of Zurich, Switzerland. View of the historic city center with famous Fraumunster Church, on the Limmat river.Fraumünster
photo of Arboretum Zürich in Switzerland.Arboretum Zürich
Botanical Garden, Weinegg, Riesbach, Zurich, District Zurich, SwitzerlandBotanical Garden
photo of pavillon in the old botanical garden on a nice sunny day in Zurich, Switzerland.Old Botanical Garden, Zurich
Dom zu St JakobInnsbruck Cathedral

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Jan 1 - Jan 10

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Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

  • Zürich - Arrival day
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  • Lindenhof
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Zurich in Switzerland. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Zurich for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Switzerland to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Zurich 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.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

You’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in Zurich. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring.

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular H+ Hotel Zürich. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 6,390 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Atlantis by Giardino. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,813 guests, Atlantis by Giardino is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Hotel Sternen Oerlikon offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Hotel Sternen Oerlikon is a top-rated budget hotel in Zurich with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 857 guests.

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

At the top-rated restaurant Weisses Rössli, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 525 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Zeughauskeller is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 7,976 customers.

A third restaurant you could check out is Swiss Chuchi Restaurant. Swiss Chuchi Restaurant offers a menu of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. We’ll let its excellent rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,383 customers speak for itself.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Old Crow, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Old Crow has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 935 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Tales Bar, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Tales Bar captures hearts with its 4.8 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 628 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Kennedy's Irish Pub, another local party gem in Zurich. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,395 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Your multi-country road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany 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 – Zurich

Day 2

Day 2 – Zurich

  • Zürich
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Drive 12 km, 43 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Zürich Opera House
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Swiss National Museum
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On day 2, you will wake up in Zurich with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Zurich before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Zurich is the fantastic Zoo Zürich. As an appreciated zoo and local gem in the area, Zoo Zürich has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 25,193 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Zürich Opera House. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,390 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Kunsthaus Zürich, a standout museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,967 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 382,603 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Swiss National Museum. This museum is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,511 visitor reviews.

To make your day special, check out all the available tours and tickets in the city!

Zurich has something for every interest and travel budget.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Zurich. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,395 customers.

If you’re keen on trying something else, locals also recommend Markthalle as one of the top restaurants in the city. Markthalle is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,771 customers.

Another of the most recommended restaurants in Zurich is Cantinetta Antinori. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,379 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Markthalle. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,771 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Rimini Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,417 customers.

Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 870 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

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 – Zurich and Feldkirch

Day 3

Day 3 – Zurich and Feldkirch

  • Zürich
  • Feldkirch
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Drive 136 km, 1 hour 58 min

  • Botanical Garden
  • Chinagarten Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Fraumünster
  • Arboretum Zürich
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your multi-country journey across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Zurich in Switzerland and Feldkirch in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Feldkirch. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Zurich is the magnificent Botanical Garden. Around 2,980 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Chinagarten Zürich on this leg of your adventure in Switzerland. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 5,048 travelers.

The remarkable Grossmünster is known to be one of the best places to visit in Zurich, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,833 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Zurich by exploring the captivating Fraumünster Church. With a stellar average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,184 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Zurich exploration list!

Feel the freedom as you navigate your way from Zurich to Feldkirch, Austria. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour and 26 minutes without stops.

To make your fun escapade in Feldkirch, Austria even more exciting, we recommend you check out all the tours and activities you can add to your itinerary. Joining tours is an incredible way to visit wonderful places and meet new friends.

It’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Feldkirch. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the Hotel Weisses Kreuz, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Feldkirch. With a remarkable 4 out of 5 stars from 895 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Hotel-Gasthof Lowen, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Feldkirch. With a commendable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,499 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Feldkirch. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

One awesome place that offers a variety of good food for every budget is Dogana Gastronomie. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 942 diners.

When you want to eat at a place locals enjoy, head to Taj Mahal Restaurant Feldkirch and check out their diverse menu. More than 715 customers have rated this restaurant an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something else, try eating at Braugaststätte Rössle Park and discover what makes people return to this restaurant. Braugaststätte Rössle Park has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 854 customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Dogana Gastronomie, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Dogana Gastronomie has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 942 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Braugaststätte Rössle Park, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Braugaststätte Rössle Park captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 854 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Bunt Bar, another local party gem in Feldkirch. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 641 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity 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 4 – Feldkirch and Salzburg

Day 4

Day 4 – Feldkirch and Salzburg

  • Innsbruck
  • Salzburg
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Drive 349 km, 4 hours 26 min

  • Golden Roof
  • Innsbruck Cathedral
  • Innsbrucker Hofgarten
  • Bergisel Ski Jump
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Salzburg. Salzburg will be your home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Feldkirch, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Salzburg may take around 4 hours and 12 minutes.

Witness the landscapes transform.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in Austria by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Salzburg, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

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

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular Snooze Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars from 673 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 454 guests, Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the region.

The 3-star Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Mitte offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Mitte is a top-rated budget hotel in Salzburg with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,276 guests.

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 Switzerland, Austria, and Germany by rewarding yourself with a taste of Salzburg’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.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try STEAKHOUSE MEET2EAT SALZBURG, one of the top-rated restaurants in the region of Salzburg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 545 customers.

Locals also recommend Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal as one of the best restaurants in the region of Salzburg. Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,149 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Red Bull Hangar-7, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Salzburg. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 12,898 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Monkeys cafe. Bar, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Darwin's Cafe Bar, one of the top-rated bars in Salzburg, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 658 satisfied customers.

Take in the ambiance of Salzburg 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 5 – Salzburg and Vienna

Day 5

Day 5 – Salzburg and Vienna

  • Salzburg
  • Vienna
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Drive 309 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Mirabell Palace
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, 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 Salzburg and Vienna in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Vienna, where you will stay for 2 nights.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Fortress Hohensalzburg. This outstanding museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 41,365 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Fortress Hohensalzburg is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Hellbrunn Palace is another of the region's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,646 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing museum, Mozart's Birthplace. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 21,063 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Mirabell Palace, an outstanding museum, is one place you should visit while in Salzburg considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,433 travelers.

Vienna’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Salzburg behind. This drive usually takes around 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Vienna by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Vienna.

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

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the magnificent Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - a concept by Hyatt, situated in central Vienna. This splendid 5-star hotel boasts an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,677 guests.

The amazing Hotel George Vienna garners an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 640 satisfied guests.

Budget-conscious travelers can also find an ideal stay at the charming Altmann Hotel. This top-rated affordable 3-star hotel in Vienna has received an admirable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 662 guests.

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

Locals enjoy dining at Bockshorn Irish Pub, one of the most popular restaurants in Vienna. This restaurant serves good quality food and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,158 customers.

Alternatively, if you have an appetite for something different, eat at die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch. Around 668 customers have given this fantastic restaurant an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Lebenbauer is another of the best restaurant options in Vienna, offering a menu of delicious meals. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 517 customers, you’ll enjoy dining at this restaurant’s cozy atmosphere.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Bockshorn Irish Pub, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Bockshorn Irish Pub boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,158 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Needle Vinyl Bar, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Needle Vinyl Bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 774 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Grüner Kakadu. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5-star from 774 customers.

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 – Vienna

Day 6

Day 6 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Vienna for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vienna today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 34,639 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular St. Stephen's Cathedral. This incredible attraction and church holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 97,727 visitors.

According to travelers in Vienna, the extraordinary Vienna State Opera is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 46,463 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible museum, Belvedere Palace. Up to 60,791 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular park, Schönbrunn Palace Park. This attraction is rated an average 4.8 out of 5 stars among 52,208 visitors.

While in Vienna, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in Austria. Check out all the tours Vienna offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the region.

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

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic Naschmarkt. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 43,957 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. Considered one of the best restaurants in Vienna, it has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 15,227 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Vienna, Plachutta Wollzeile is one to check out. Plachutta Wollzeile is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,398 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Josef Cocktailbar. This famous bar in Vienna has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 508 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Flanagans. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Flanagans has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,132 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Crossfield's Australian Pub. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,326 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 7 – Vienna and Munich

Day 7

Day 7 – Vienna and Munich

  • Vienna
  • Munich
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Drive 410 km, 4 hours 55 min

  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Melk Abbey
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Vienna and Lower Austria in Austria and Munich in Germany, 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 Munich. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Vienna is the fantastic MuseumsQuartier Wien. As an appreciated local gem in the area, MuseumsQuartier Wien has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 29,213 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Schönbrunn Palace. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 135,798 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

After soaking in Vienna’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: Munich, Germany. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 4 hours and 32 minutes.

Take a well-deserved pause from the road when you arrive in Vienna. This is your chance to tour the region’s most remarkable sights and top-rated attractions, showcasing the area’s distinct charm.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Vienna is the magnificent MuseumsQuartier Wien. Around 29,213 visitors have rated this excellent travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Schönbrunn Palace on this leg of your adventure in Austria. This attraction is a well-known museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 135,798 travelers.

To make your day special, check out all the available tours and tickets in the region!

Munich has something for every interest and travel budget.

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

One of the premier hotel choices in Munich is the 4-star Leonardo Hotel Munich City North. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 3,501 guests.

If you’re craving a lavish escape at a 4-star luxury hotel, we recommend booking a room at the HYPERION Hotel München. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,118 guests.

If you want a more affordable place to spend the night, your best option is the 3-star Super 8 Munich City North Hotel. This budget hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 4,024 guests.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Germany's delectable cuisine at one of Munich'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 region’s most recommended bars.

This epicurean hotspot’s delectable creative french offering makes it a crowd favorite. Atelier is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices have left a lasting impression on everyone who chose to dine here. Its modern french and creative menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the EssZimmer’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike highly suggest the highly popular Bib Gourmand, Alois - Dallmayr Fine Dining. As a leading food haven, it boasts 2 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Hofbräuhaus München. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 65,884 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Schneider Bräuhaus München. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 9,282 customers.

Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 5,885 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

As the night falls in Munich, 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 – Munich

Day 8

Day 8 – Munich

  • Munich
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Drive 21 km, 53 min

  • Olympiapark
  • BMW Museum
  • BMW Welt
  • English Garden
  • Eisbachwelle
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Day 8 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Munich. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Munich — Olympiapark München. About 60,982 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular BMW Museum is another top sight in Munich that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,365 visitors.

BMW Welt is a spectacular museum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Munich, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 28,049 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent English Garden. Because of its allure and charm, around 57,306 visitors have rated this attraction and park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Eisbachwelle. Echoing its popularity, 15,766 travelers have awarded this famous sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Munich, its culture, and people.

So be sure to reserve your slot early so you won’t miss the chance to join this highly recommended activity in Munich.

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

Locals enjoy dining at Ratskeller München, one of the most popular restaurants in Munich. This restaurant serves good quality food and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,121 customers.

Alternatively, if you have an appetite for something different, eat at Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant. Around 5,885 customers have given this fantastic restaurant an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Kilians Irish Pub is another of the best restaurant options in Munich, offering a menu of delicious meals. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,188 customers, you’ll enjoy dining at this restaurant’s cozy atmosphere.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Munich, Kilians Irish Pub. This famous place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,188 customers.

Another trendy bar is Nuernberger Bratwurst Gloeckl am Dom. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 3,035 customers.

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 – Munich and Zurich

Day 9

Day 9 – Munich and Zurich

  • Munich
  • Zürich
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Drive 328 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Marienplatz
  • Victuals Market
  • Deutsches Museum
  • Hellabrunn Zoo
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Munich in Germany and Zurich in Switzerland. 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.

Marienplatz is a travelers’ favorite in Munich, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 98,402 visitors.

In Munich, don’t miss Victuals Market, a great place to see in the region. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 54,246 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Munich off your list when you visit the wonderful Deutsches Museum. This popular sight is an outstanding museum, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 30,593 travelers. Approximately 1,250,000 people visit this attraction each year.

Beyond the above-mentioned top sights, take the opportunity to visit the outstanding Hellabrunn Zoo. This zoo and place of interest has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 32,316 reviews.

Get comfortable in your rental car and blast some good music as you continue your road trip in Europe, and drive to your next destination, Zurich, Switzerland. This car ride takes around 3 hours and 32 minutes.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station.

Witness the landscapes transform.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in Switzerland, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Zurich's unique culture.

This fantastic excursion will show you around famous sights in Zurich.

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

One of the best hotel options in Zurich is the 4-star hotel H+ Hotel Zürich. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 6,390 guests.

The hotel Atlantis by Giardino is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Zurich. This hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,813 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 857 guests.

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 Switzerland.

La Pasta is one of the most popular restaurants in Zurich. Most people can find something that fits their taste from La Pasta’s excellent menu. Approximately 1,041 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Yen's. This Zurich-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 786 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Rio Bar, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Rio Bar has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 992 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at The International Beer Bar, a crowd-favorite. Around 773 customers have rated their experience at The International Beer Bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Ebrietas Bar belongs to the list of the best bars in Zurich, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 560 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 10 – Zurich - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Zurich - departure day

  • Zürich - Departure day
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  • Old Botanical Garden, Zurich
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Zurich 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 Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

A tour of Zurich is not complete without a visit to the famous Old Botanical Garden. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,595 travelers.

Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Zurich 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 Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

At the top-rated restaurant The International Beer Bar, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 773 customers.

If you feel like having something else, zum Kropf is another great place to eat. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 837 customers.

The time has come to say farewell to Zurich for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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