11-Day Switzerland Road Trip from Zurich to Lucerne, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Schaffhausen

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 11-day road trip through Switzerland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Zurich, Lucerne, Beatenberg, Innertkirchen, Interlaken, Bern, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, Pringy, Geneva, Lavey-Morcles, Veytaux, Lausanne, Basel, Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Winterthur, and Kloten. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Switzerland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Bern, 2 nights in Geneva, 1 night in Lausanne, and 1 night in Schaffhausen. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Switzerland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Zurich, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Switzerland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Switzerland. Rhine Falls and Chapel Bridge are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Zurich, Lucerne, Beatenberg, Innertkirchen, Interlaken, Bern, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, Pringy, Geneva, Lavey-Morcles, Veytaux, Lausanne, Basel, Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Winterthur, and Kloten, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Switzerland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Switzerland.

Throughout your road trip in Switzerland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Switzerland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Switzerland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Switzerland today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Lavey-les-Bains
Winterthur - city in SwitzerlandWinterthur
Geneva skyline cityscape, French-Swiss in Switzerland. Aerial view of Jet d'eau fountain, Lake Leman, bay and harbor from the bell tower of Saint-Pierre Cathedral. Sunny day blue sky.Geneva / 2 nights
Kloten
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
Neuhausen
Corsier-sur-Vevey
Lausanne - city in SwitzerlandLausanne / 1 night
Schaffhausen - city in SwitzerlandSchaffhausen / 1 night
Beatenberg
Veytaux
Photo of aerial View of the Medieval Town of Gruyeres, Famous Castle of Gruyeres, Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland.Gruyères
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
Photo of Castle Chillon one of the most visited castle in Montreux, Switzerland attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year.Montreux
Lucerne - town in SwitzerlandLucerne / 2 nights
Bern, Switzerland. View of the old city center and Nydeggbrucke bridge over river Aare.Bern / 2 nights
Interlaken
Pringy

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Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge
Photo of the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
Photo of Chillon Castle, Switzerland. Montreaux, Lake Geneve, one of the most visited castle in Swiss, attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year.Chillon Castle
Photo of Lucerne dying lion monument, Switzerland.Lion Monument
Photo of flower clock or L'horloge fleurie is a symbol of the city watchmakers, located in Jardin Anglais park in Geneva city in Switzerland.Jardin Anglais
The Geneva Water Fountain, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandThe Geneva Water Fountain
Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
Photo of a Bear is walking along edge of pool in Bern Bear Pit (Barengraben) in Bern Bear Park, Berne, Switzerland.Bear pit
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Photo of Swiss Transport Museum, lucerne, Switzerland.Swiss Museum of Transport
Photo of flower clock or L'horloge fleurie is a symbol of the city watchmakers, located in Jardin Anglais park in Geneva city in Switzerland.L'horloge fleurie
Gruyères Castle, Gruyères, Gruyère District, Fribourg, SwitzerlandCastle of the counts of Gruyères
Photo of the property on the bank of lake Geneva, where Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life, now part of the Chaplin's World museum, Switzerland.Chaplin's World
Photo of Bains des Paquis Public Baths at Lake Geneva, Switzerland.Bains des Pâquis
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
La Maison du Gruyère
Photo of Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the city of Geneva is a museum and an institution in Geneva city in Switzerland.Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Freddie Mercury statue, Montreux, District de la Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut, Vaud, SwitzerlandFreddie Mercury statue
Swiss Science Center Technorama, Oberwinterthur, Winterthur, Bezirk Winterthur, Zurich, SwitzerlandSwiss Science Center Technorama
Broken ChairBroken Chair
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster
St Pierre Cathedral, Cité, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandSt Pierre Cathedral
Les Bains de Lavey, Lavey-Morcles, District d'Aigle, Vaud, SwitzerlandLes Bains de Lavey
photo of stunning view of the top of Harder Kulm in Interlaken in winter, Switzerland photographed in summer with paragliders flying around. Hilly Alpine landscape and Lake Thun in background.Harderkulm
St Beatus Caves
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Photo of Zurich opera house and Sechselautenplatz town square view, largest city in Switzerland.Zürich Opera House
photo of Lausanne Cathedral with blue sky, Lausanne, Switzerland.Lausanne Cathedral
Parc de La Grange, Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandParc de La Grange
photo of aerial view of scenic Bern old town cityscape with old buildings Bern Minster cathedral tower and Aare River view in Bern SwitzerlandBern Minster
UNESCO- Von Bern, Grünes Quartier, Stadtteil I, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandUNESCO - Bern Old Town
Uetliberg Lookout Tower, Stallikon, Bezirk Affoltern, Zurich, SwitzerlandUetliberg Lookout Tower
photo of a beautiful sky with green trees and beautiful roses in Rose Garden Bern in Switzerland.Rose Garden Bern
photo of part of the ancient Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrücke) over the river Reuss in the historical town center of Lucerne, the famous city in Central Switzerland.Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
photo of adventurers Paragliding at Interlaken Hohematte Park in winter in Switzerland.Höhematte
photo of Titlis Cliff Walk in Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps in winter time.Titlis Cliff Walk
photo of Arboretum Zürich in Switzerland.Arboretum Zürich
photo of Lake Lucerne and City Skyline with Church of St. Leodegar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland.Church of St Leodegar
Observation Deck B
Bäumli Aussichtsterrasse, Stadt, Winterthur, Bezirk Winterthur, Zurich, SwitzerlandBäumli Aussichtsterrasse

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Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

  • Zurich - Arrival day
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  • Lindenhof
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Your road trip adventure in Switzerland begins as soon as you reach Zurich and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Zurich for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Zurich is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Lindenhof or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Zurich. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to book a table at Babu's, a popular restaurant in Zurich. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Zurich at Cantinetta Antinori, 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 El Lokal. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Zurich tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Rio Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, La Stanza is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Zurich and Lucerne

  • Lucerne
  • Zurich
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Drive 62 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Grossmünster
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Zürich Opera House
  • Zürich Zoo
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On day 2 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Zurich. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Lucerne, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

After soaking in Zurich’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Lucerne. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 53 min. When you arrive in Lucerne, it's time to take a break from the road.

Kick off the day at Grossmünster, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This church building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,297 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Kunsthaus Zürich. Kunsthaus Zürich is an art museum with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,594 reviews. Attracting more than 382,603 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

Zürich Opera House is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This opera house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,213 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Zürich Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,267 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Lucerne, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the town.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Lucerne. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the town, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Bolero, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Ampersand? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Lucerne.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bar 59, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Bar 58 provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Café Tacuba Neustadt offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Switzerland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lucerne

  • Lucerne
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Drive 9 km, 54 min

  • Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Church of St Leodegar
  • Lion Monument
  • Swiss Museum of Transport
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Lucerne. You’ll stay in Lucerne for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne. This wooden bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,066 visitors.

When you’re finished at Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne, head to Chapel Bridge. This one-of-a-kind point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 29,995 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Church of St. Leodegar. This church building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,649 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Lion Monument Lucerne. This sculpture is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 20,294 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Swiss Museum of Transport. This famous technology museum welcomes around 562,605 visitors annually and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,571 travelers.

Your discoveries in Lucerne do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Lucerne on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As you explore more of Lucerne, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Make sure to book a table at Bar bei Miguel, a popular restaurant in Lucerne. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Lucerne at la vie en rose, 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 Restaurant Schiff. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Lucerne tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Blue Bar & Smokers Lounge, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Penthouse is another popular option for a drink or two.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Switzerland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Lucerne, Beatenberg, Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Innertkirchen, and Interlaken

  • Bern
  • Beatenberg
  • Interlaken
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Titlis Cliff Walk
  • Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
  • Höhematte
  • Harderkulm
  • St Beatus Caves
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your road trip in Switzerland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Beatenberg, Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Innertkirchen, and Interlaken. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Bern. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

When you're ready to see some sights, St. Beatus Caves is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,933 visitors.

Set your GPS to Interlaken and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 21 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Interlaken beckons with new experiences!

Take the opportunity to see Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,858 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Bern, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Bern's best restaurants.

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 Brasserie Obstberg, a highly-rated dining destination in Bern. If you're eager to try something different, consider Süder, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Volver BarTapasCafé. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Bern this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Adrianos Bar & Café, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Switzerland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bern

  • Bern
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Drive 3 km, 45 min

  • Rose Garden Bern
  • Bear pit
  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Bern Minster
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bern has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Bern by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Kick off the day at Rose Garden Bern, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,381 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit bear pit. Bear pit is an architectural structure with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13,960 reviews.

UNESCO - Bern Old Town is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,755 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Bern Minster. This church building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,813 visitors.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Bern.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at McCarthy's Irish Pub Bern, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Aarbergerhof? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Hotel Bellevue Palace as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bern.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Switzerland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bern, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, Pringy, and Geneva

  • Geneva
  • Corsier-sur-Vevey
  • Montreux
  • Gruyères
  • Pringy
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Castle of the counts of Gruyères
  • La Maison du Gruyère
  • Chaplin's World
  • Freddie Mercury statue
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On day 6 of your road trip in 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 in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, and Pringy. In the evening, you’ll end up in Geneva, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Corsier-sur-Vevey, 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 Pringy to Corsier-sur-Vevey may take around 27 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Corsier-sur-Vevey, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Chaplin's World. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Corsier-sur-Vevey, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,338 visitors.

Montreux’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Corsier-sur-Vevey behind. This drive usually takes around 13 min. Montreux welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Freddie Mercury statue. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,801 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Geneva. Geneva offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Geneva.

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

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Roi Ubu stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Le Bateau-Lavoir offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Mulligans Irish Bar is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Switzerland.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Geneva

  • Geneva
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Jardin Anglais
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • Bains des Pâquis
  • Broken Chair
  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Geneva for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Jardin Anglais. This extraordinary urban park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,129 visitors.

Next, make your way to L'horloge fleurie. This floral clock is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 11,614 reviews.

While in Geneva, we also recommend a visit to Bains des Pâquis. This public bath has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,194 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Broken Chair. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,465 travelers, this sightseeing destination is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Geneva.

Make your way to Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, perhaps the most famous botanical garden in Geneva. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,702 reviews.

You can learn more about Geneva today by going on a tour. Geneva offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Geneva. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

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 22 grand'rue, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Café de Paris - Chez Boubier offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Hôtel Métropole Genève. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Geneva.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Geneva, Lavey-Morcles, Veytaux, and Lausanne

  • Lausanne
  • Geneva
  • Lavey-les-Bains
  • Veytaux
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • St Pierre Cathedral
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
  • Parc de La Grange
  • Chillon Castle
  • Les Bains de Lavey
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Switzerland. Today you will explore Geneva, Lavey-Morcles, and Veytaux, 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 Lausanne. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Veytaux. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 18 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make St Pierre Cathedral your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this church an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,386 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at The Geneva Water Fountain. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,281 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Parc de La Grange is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,098 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Lavey-Morcles, 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 Veytaux to Lavey-Morcles may take around 20 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Lavey-Morcles, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Les Bains de Lavey, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This spa is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,702 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Lausanne, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Lausanne. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Make sure to book a table at Holy Cow!, a popular restaurant in Lausanne. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Lausanne at Alpha Palmiers by Fassbind, 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 Vieux-Lausanne. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Lausanne tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Captain Cook Pub, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. King Size Pub is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Pin Up Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Switzerland.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lausanne, Basel, and Schaffhausen

  • Schaffhausen
  • Lausanne
  • Basel
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Drive 331 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Lausanne Cathedral
  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Switzerland. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Lausanne and Basel. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Schaffhausen, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Lausanne, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Basel may take around 2 hours 9 min. Upon your arrival in Basel, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Lausanne Cathedral one of your first sightseeing stops in Lausanne. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,766 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lausanne, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Basel. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 9 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Basel Minster. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,442 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Basel Zoo. This zoo has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,178 reviews. Usually, around 2,012,511 people visit Basel Zoo every year.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Schaffhausen, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Schaffhausen's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

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 Gerberstube, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Adler beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Restaurant La Piazza. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Schaffhausen tonight.

Continue your lively evening at Eckhaus GmbH, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Bar No13 is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, Tabaco Lounge ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Switzerland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Sellenbüren, Winterthur, Kloten, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Neuhausen
  • Winterthur
  • Kloten
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Drive 110 km, 2 hours 12 min

  • Rhine Falls
  • Swiss Science Center Technorama
  • Bäumli Aussichtsterrasse
  • Observation Deck B
  • Uetliberg Lookout Tower
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On day 10 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Neuhausen, Sellenbüren, Winterthur, and Kloten. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zurich, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Neuhausen. This car ride takes around 7 min.

Take the opportunity to see Rhine Falls. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 70,505 visitors.

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

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Uetliberg Lookout Tower. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,349 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Zurich. Zurich offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As you explore more of Zurich, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

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

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Ebrietas Bar, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists. Or, head to Rimini Bar. This bar boasts a welcoming environment that is perfect for winding down.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Switzerland.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Zurich - departure day

  • Zurich - Departure day
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  • Arboretum Zürich
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Day 11 of your road trip in Switzerland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Zurich before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Switzerland, take a moment for some retail therapy in Zurich’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Switzerland, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Switzerland with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

Before you conclude your road trip in Switzerland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Zurich.

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. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider La Pasta, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Zurich. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Switzerland!

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