12-Day Switzerland road trip from Bern to Neuchatel, Basel, Schaffhausen, Zurich, and Lucerne

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12 days & 11 nights
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 12-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 Bern, Geneva, Neuchatel, Lausanne, Basel, Neuhausen, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Kloten, Zurich, Lucerne, Beatenberg, and Innertkirchen. 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 4 nights in Bern, 1 night in Neuchatel, 1 night in Basel, 1 night in Schaffhausen, 2 nights in Zurich, and 2 nights in Lucerne. 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 Bern, 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 Bern, Geneva, Neuchatel, Lausanne, Basel, Neuhausen, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Kloten, Zurich, Lucerne, Beatenberg, and Innertkirchen, 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, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

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
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 1 night
Lausanne - city in SwitzerlandLausanne
Schaffhausen - city in SwitzerlandSchaffhausen / 1 night
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 / 2 nights
Bern, Switzerland. View of the old city center and Nydeggbrucke bridge over river Aare.Bern / 4 nights
Neuchâtel - city in SwitzerlandNeuchâtel / 1 night

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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 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
The Olympic Museum, Lausanne, District de Lausanne, Vaud, SwitzerlandThe Olympic Museum
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
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
Photo of Swiss National Museum or Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland.Swiss National Museum
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
photo of AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium in Lausanne, Switzerland.AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
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 Middle bridge over Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland.Middle bridge
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
China Garden, Seefeld, Riesbach, Zurich, District Zurich, SwitzerlandChinagarten Zürich
Parc de La Grange, Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandParc de La Grange
Aare Gorge - West Entrance, Schattenhalb, Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district, Oberland administrative region, Bern, SwitzerlandAare Gorge - West Entrance
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 Titlis Cliff Walk in Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps in winter time.Titlis Cliff Walk
photo of Palace of Nations building - seat of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.Palace of Nations
photo of FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland.FIFA Museum
photo of astronomical clock on the medieval Zytglogge clock tower in Kramgasse street in old city center of Bern, Switzerland.Zytglogge
photo of Bundesplatz the Swiss Capital Building in Bern, Switzerland.Bundesplatz
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
photo of Zürichhorn on a glorious autumn afternoon in Zurich, Switzerland.Zürichhorn
photo of Przewalski horse at Wildpark Bruderhaus in Winterthur, Switzerland.Wildpark Bruderhaus
Observation Deck B
photo of aerial view of Uetliberg mountain in Zurich, Switzerland.Üetliberg

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bern - arrival day

  • Bern - Arrival day
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  • Bundesplatz
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Say hello to Bern! Your exciting road trip through Switzerland is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Bern for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Bern is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bern. 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.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at ZOE, one of the finest restaurants in Bern, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and vegetarian and modern offerings, ZOE has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Steinhalle. This food haven in Bern has been awarded 1 Michelin stars. Featuring creative and international cuisine, this well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at Wein & Sein. This celebrated dining spot in Bern is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

After dinner, visit tibits, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,518 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Lötschberg. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,268 customers.

Alternatively, check out Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,069 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bern

  • Bern
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Drive 1 km, 25 min

  • Bear pit
  • Bern Minster
  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Zytglogge
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Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bern for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Switzerland that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Bern has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Switzerland by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Kornhauskeller, a well-known eatery in Bern. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,436 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Luce while exploring Bern. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,541 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Casino Bern, a popular restaurant in Bern. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,429 discerning diners.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Adrianos Bar & Café, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 865 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Switzerland.

If you would like to try another place, Einstein – café & bel étage – is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Bern, this bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 837 customers.

Klösterli Weincafe is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Klösterli Weincafe has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 759 customers.

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 3

Day 3 – Geneva and Bern

  • Geneva
  • Bern
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Drive 322 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Parc de La Grange
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
  • Jardin Anglais
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • Bains des Pâquis
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Day 3 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Geneva has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Geneva by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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

Reserve a table at Entrecôte Fédérale, a renowned restaurant in Bern. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,171 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Ristorante Azzurro Terra e Mare while in Bern. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,032 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Bern at The BEEF Steakhouse & Bar, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 826 customers.

Many locals go to Lorenzini to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 779 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Volver BarTapasCafé. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 577 customers.

Ristorante Verdi is another great option in Bern. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 615 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Switzerland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Geneva and Neuchatel

  • Geneva
  • Neuchâtel
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Drive 289 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
  • St Pierre Cathedral
  • Palace of Nations
  • Broken Chair
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Geneva and Neuchatel, 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 Neuchatel. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Geneva and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 41 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Geneva beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,702 reviews.

Next up, make your way to St Pierre Cathedral. This church has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,386 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Palace of Nations. This government building has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,633 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Broken Chair. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,465 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Neuchatel, 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 Geneva to Neuchatel may take around 1 hour 14 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at La Dispensa, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining venue in Neuchatel. This local gem’s delectable italian and contemporary cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. La Dispensa is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Make a reservation at Brasserie Le Cardinal Neuchâtel while immersing yourself in Neuchatel. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 973 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Brasserie Le Jura, a beloved dining establishment within Neuchatel. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 764 satisfied customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, an awesome bar you can go to is Beer O'Clock. This place has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 188 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Bar le Charlot. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 904 customers.

Café des Halles is another great place where you can celebrate your adventures in Neuchatel. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 874 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Basel

  • Lausanne
  • Basel
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • The Olympic Museum
  • Lausanne Cathedral
  • AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Lausanne and Basel. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Basel, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

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

Make The Olympic Museum your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,534 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Lausanne Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,766 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this cathedral every year.

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This public aquarium has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 7,503 visitors.

Set your GPS to Basel and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 7 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Basel beckons with new experiences!

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

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

Elevate your stay in Basel by dining at this Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional classic french cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Basel is roots, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern and seasonal menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to roots’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Stucki - Tanja Grandits. This celebrated dining spot in Basel is renowned for its creative meals and creative and modern menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star status.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend KLARA 13 AG, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,460 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,144 customers.

Flanagan's is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Basel, Neuhausen, and Schaffhausen

  • Basel
  • Schaffhausen
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Drive 99 km, 2 hours 6 min

  • Middle bridge
  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
  • Rhine Falls
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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 Basel, Neuhausen, and Schaffhausen. In the evening, you’ll end up in Schaffhausen, where you will stay for 1 night.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like middle bridge. This extraordinary road bridge has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,025 visitors.

Next, make your way to Basel Minster. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,442 reviews.

While in Basel, we also recommend a visit to Basel Zoo. Hosting around 2,012,511 visitors every year, Basel Zoo is one of the best places to visit. This zoo has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,178 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Neuhausen, 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 Basel to Neuhausen may take around 1 hour 26 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Rhine Falls. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 70,505 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Neuhausen, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Schaffhausen may take around 10 min. Upon your arrival in Schaffhausen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen 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 dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Schaffhausen. 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 your stay in Schaffhausen one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at D'Chuchi, a gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful modern cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. D'Chuchi promises exceptional dishes and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Schaffhausen is Hotel Kronenhof. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 505 happy diners.

Fassbeiz stands out as a local favorite in Schaffhausen. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 194 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Tabaco Lounge, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Tabaco Lounge is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 234 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Bar No13. Around 158 customers have rated their experience at Bar No13 an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Suren's also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Schaffhausen, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 124 bar-goers.

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 7

Day 7 – Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Kloten, and Zurich

  • Winterthur
  • Zurich
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Drive 123 km, 2 hours 20 min

  • Wildpark Bruderhaus
  • Swiss Science Center Technorama
  • Observation Deck B
  • Üetliberg
  • Uetliberg Lookout Tower
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Switzerland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Kloten, and Zurich. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Zurich. Zurich will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Schaffhausen, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Winterthur. This drive usually takes around 36 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

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

Widder Restaurant is the Bib Gourmand restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 2-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern french and contemporary meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Zurich, IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature sharing and modern dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Zurich you shouldn’t miss is The Restaurant. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 2-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s creative and modern menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Zurich, Tibits. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,746 customers.

Travelers and locals alike also recommend Kennedy's Irish Pub. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,395 customers.

El Lokal is another popular place for a drink, considered one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,127 customers.

Say good night to Zurich and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Zurich

  • Zurich
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Drive 12 km, 56 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • FIFA Museum
  • Zürich Opera House
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
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Day 8 of your road trip across Switzerland promises a magnificent time exploring Zurich. You have 1 night left in Zurich. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Zurich has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Zurich offers and add your favorites to your Switzerland travel package below.

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.

Don't miss out on experiencing Babu's, a renowned dining spot in Zurich. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,949 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Kronenhalle while immersing yourself in Zurich. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,764 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Markthalle, a beloved dining establishment within Zurich. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,771 satisfied customers.

After dinner, visit Rimini Bar and experience the nightlife in the city of Zurich. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,417 customers.

You can also hang out at Café Bar ODEON. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,374 customers.

Locals recommend Oliver Twist, so definitely check it out too. Oliver Twist is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,495 bar-goers.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Switzerland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Zurich and Lucerne

  • Zurich
  • Lucerne
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Drive 58 km, 1 hour 23 min

  • Swiss National Museum
  • Lindenhof
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürichhorn
  • Chinagarten Zürich
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your road trip in Switzerland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Zurich and Lucerne. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Lucerne. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Make Swiss National Museum one of your first sightseeing stops in Zurich. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,085 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Lindenhof is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This square is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,365 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Grossmünster. This church building has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,297 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Zürichhorn. A trip to this popular river delta is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,512 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Chinagarten Zürich. This park enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,420 local and international travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Zurich, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Lucerne may take around 45 min. Upon your arrival in Lucerne, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Lucerne, 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 Lucerne's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Lucide, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Lucerne, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on contemporary and classic cuisine, Lucide has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Colonnade. This exceptional dining experience in Lucerne has been awarded 1 Michelin stars. Featuring modern french and seasonal cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Experience a taste of Lucerne at Mill'Feuille, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,538 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Suite small plates & cocktails. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,046 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Shamrock Irish Pub. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 833 customers.

The options in Lucerne don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent Zur Werkstatt. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 501 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Switzerland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – 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 10 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.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Lucerne, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Lucerne below.

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

Make sure to book a table at tibits Luzern, a popular restaurant in Lucerne. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,445 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Bolero during your stay in Lucerne. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,089 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Pastarazzi, a renowned dining destination in Lucerne. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 797 satisfied guests.

Parterre is one of the best bars in Lucerne and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 538 customers.

You may also want to check out Bar bei Miguel. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Bar bei Miguel is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 207 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern. Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,921 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Beatenberg, Lammi, and Innertkirchen

  • Bern
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Drive 211 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Titlis Cliff Walk
  • Aare Gorge - West Entrance
  • Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
  • Harderkulm
  • St Beatus Caves
  • More

Dive into day 11 of your remarkable road trip in Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Beatenberg, Lammi, Innertkirchen, and Bern, 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 Bern. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Aare Gorge - West Entrance. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,078 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Lammi and set your GPS to Ballenberg. 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 16 min. Upon reaching Ballenberg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,858 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Harderkulm. This drive usually takes around 28 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your day with a visit to Harderkulm. This extraordinary mountain is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,635 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Bern. Bern 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 Bern.

Reserve your spot at Aarbergerhof, a popular local restaurant in Bern. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 878 satisfied guests.

After your meal, consider going for a drink to celebrate this wonderful night in Switzerland. One of the best bars in the city is Hotel Bellevue Palace. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,579 customers.

To gain one of the best bar experiences in Bern, we recommend the cocktails at Altes Tramdepot Brauerei und Restaurant. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,739 customers and is an excellent place to make local friends.

Another of the best spots to experience the nightlife scene in Bern is The Bowling Company AG. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 704 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Switzerland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Bern - departure day

  • Bern - Departure day
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  • Rose Garden Bern
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Day 12 of your road trip in Switzerland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Bern before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Optimize your last day in Switzerland and go on a shopping spree in Bern’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Switzerland, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Bern. 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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