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

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Get ready for an exhilarating 14-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Switzerland, Austria, and Germany and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 3 nights in Switzerland, 5 nights in Austria, and 5 nights in Germany.

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. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Zurich and begin your adventure from there. Explore Zurich, Neuhausen, and Siblingen, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Austria. Immerse yourself in the allure of Salzburg, Vienna, and Braunau am Inn, where every street tells a story.

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 Füssen, Hohenschwangau, Munich, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Lahr/Schwarzwald, and Rust.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and Füssen's iconic Königliche Kristall-Therme am Kurpark Schwangau. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

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

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 14-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. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Karlsruhe - city in GermanyKarlsruhe / 1 night
Hohenschwangau
Siblingen
Neuhausen
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 / 3 nights
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg
Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 4 nights
Photo of Tuebingen in the Stuttgart city ,Germany Colorful house in riverside and blue sky. Stuttgart
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 4 nights
Lahr/Schwarzwald
Photo of aerial panoramic view of Hohes Schloss Fussen or Gothic High Castle of the Bishops and St. Mang Abbey monastery in Fussen, Germany.Füssen
Rust
Braunau am Inn - city in AustriaBraunau am Inn / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of the Wiener Riesenrad or Vienna Giant Wheel 65m tall Ferris wheel in Prater park in Austria.Prater
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 Neuschwanstein Castle at sunset in winter landscape in Germany.Neuschwanstein Castle
Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
English Garden, Bezirksteil Alte Heide - Hirschau, Schwabing-Freimann, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyEnglish Garden
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
Victuals Market, Bezirksteil Angerviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyVictuals Market
Schönbrunn_Palace_parkSchönbrunn Palace Park
Photo of a yellow pavillion in the Schonbrunn tiergarten zoological garden in Vienna, Austria.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
Photo of Hofburg palace on St. Michael square (Michaelerplatz), Vienna, Austria.Hofburg Palace
Photo of Spectacular modern architecture and home of Museum Mercedes-Benz Welt in Stuttgart, Germany.Mercedes-Benz Museum
Photo of "Rheintor" (River Rhine Gate) with the former Customs House was the entrance gate to Linz and to "Schloßplatz" (Castle Square) with its half-timbered houses.Schloßplatz
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Photo of Flamingos in Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany.Hellabrunn Zoo
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
photo of Hohenschwangau Castle in winter in Germany.Hohenschwangau Castle
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
photo of German Museum (Deutsches Museum) in Munich, Germany, the world's largest museum of science and technology .Deutsches Museum
photo of view of Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the evening, Berlin Germany., Germany,Stuttgart Wilhelma
Nymphenburg Palace with Park Munich Bavaria Germany Europe.Nymphenburg Palace
Photo of beautiful colorful flower clock in Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria.Stadtpark
Photo of view of the futuristic looking headquarters of BMW car manufacturer in Munich, Germany.BMW Welt
Photo of the Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria. Albertina houses one of the largest print rooms in the world.Albertina
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 The Neue Burg is part of the Vienna Hofburg and the monumental Imperial Forum it is an incomplete 19th century palace wing hosting Kunsthistorisches Museum collections.Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg
Karlsplatz, Bezirksteil Kreuzviertel, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, GermanyKarlsplatz (Stachus)
Mozart's Birthplace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMozart's Birthplace
Eisbachwelle
photo of view of Odeonsplatz .Odeonsplatz
photo of Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany.Munich Residenz
photo of view of Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
OlympiaturmOlympiaturm
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
photo of VIEW OFSilver Star,Rust Germany.Silver Star
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Königliche Kristall-Therme am Kurpark Schwangau, Schwangau, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bavaria, GermanyKönigliche Kristall-Therme am Kurpark Schwangau
Photo of Zurich opera house and Sechselautenplatz town square view, largest city in Switzerland.Zürich Opera House
photo of view of Marienbrücke, Hohenschwangau, GermanyMarienbrücke
Lahr Park
photo of the beautifull decorated wall of the Swiss banks at Paradeplatz in Zurich, Switzerland.Paradeplatz
Siblinger Randenturm
Maria-Theresa Memorial

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Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - 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.

Something that makes Zurich the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding square, Lindenhof. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,365 visitors.

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

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 Zurich’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

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

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

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

Day 2 – Zurich

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Drive 10 km, 46 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürich Opera House
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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.

In Zurich, the extraordinary Zürich Zoo awaits. This attraction is a valued zoo that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,267 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Zurich, which gets around 382,603 annual visits, is the spectacular Kunsthaus Zürich. This attraction is an art museum that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,594 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Grossmünster. This local church building and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,297 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Zürich Opera House is another attraction you might want to add to your Zurich exploration itinerary. This opera house is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,213 reviews.

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.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Aurora, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Kafi Dihei boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Weisses Rössli. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Zurich.

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

Take in the ambiance of Zurich as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Zurich, Füssen, Hohenschwangau, and Munich

  • Munich
  • Füssen
  • Hohenschwangau
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Drive 377 km, 4 hours 59 min

  • Königliche Kristall-Therme am Kurpark Schwangau
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Marienbrücke
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Today's main destinations are Füssen 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 4 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Zurich, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Set course for Germany! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Füssen may take around 2 hours 53 min. Upon your arrival in Füssen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Königliche Kristall-Therme am Kurpark Schwangau is a travelers’ favorite in Füssen, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,166 visitors.

Hohenschwangau’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Füssen behind. This drive usually takes around 8 min. Hohenschwangau welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A tour of Hohenschwangau is not complete without a visit to the famous Hohenschwangau Castle. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 32,469 travelers.

Make the most of your Hohenschwangau travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Marienbrücke. This point of interest and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,397 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Neuschwanstein Castle for an experience worth remembering. This local point of interest and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 89,719 visitors.

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

As the sun sets on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Munich's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Switzerland to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Munich has them.

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 Little London / Bar & Grill, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Zum Dürnbräu. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Munich.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Zephyr Bar, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Pusser's is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, The Boilerman Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 4

Day 4 – Munich

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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • BMW Museum
  • BMW Welt
  • Olympiapark
  • Olympiaturm
  • English Garden
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Day 4 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 city for 3 nights more before hitting the road again.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable BMW Museum. This outstanding automobile museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 250,000 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 35,349 travelers, a visit to the remarkable BMW Museum is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating BMW Welt is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This music venue and tourist destination welcomes approximately 3,000,000 visitors every year and boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,941 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing olympic park, Olympiapark. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 68,103 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Olympiaturm, an outstanding automobile museum, is one place you should visit while in Munich considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,977 travelers.

Explore the magnificent English Garden and discover what makes this local park and wonder one of the best attractions in Munich. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 61,616 travelers.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the 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.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Andechser am Dom, a top-rated dining destination in Munich. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Augustiner-Keller, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Nur Einmal Leben. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Munich this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at The Keg Bar. Alternatively, go to Havana Club, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Munich

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Drive 4 km, 54 min

  • Deutsches Museum
  • Victuals Market
  • Marienplatz
  • Odeonsplatz
  • Munich Residenz
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Munich for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Munich is the fantastic Deutsches Museum, attracting around 1,250,000 visitors every year. As an appreciated national museum and local gem in the area, Deutsches Museum has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 34,643 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Viktualienmarkt. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 58,191 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Marienplatz, a standout square and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,139 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Odeonsplatz. This square is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 19,073 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Munich Residence, a popular château and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 16,567 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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 Munich’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.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Negroni Bar, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Ratskeller München is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Spatenhaus at the opera. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Munich tonight.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Munich

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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 31 min

  • Hellabrunn Zoo
  • Eisbachwelle
  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)
  • Nymphenburg Palace
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On day 6, you will wake up in Munich with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Munich before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Munich today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Hellabrunn Zoo. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 35,258 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Eisbachwelle. This incredible attraction and point of interest holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 17,940 visitors.

According to travelers in Munich, the extraordinary Stachus is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 24,791 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible summer residence, Nymphenburg Palace. Up to 31,394 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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

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 Münchner Stubn, an iconic dining spot in Munich. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Ned Kelly's Australian Bar, a popular restaurant in Munich. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Kilians Irish Pub, a hidden gem nestled in Munich. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 438 km, 5 hours 8 min

  • Red Bull Hangar-7
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Mirabell Palace
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 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 1 vibrant destinations - Salzburg in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Vienna where you'll spend 4 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

Salzburg’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Munich behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 40 min. Salzburg welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Salzburg is the fantastic Hangar-7. As an appreciated architectural structure and local gem in the area, Hangar-7 has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,007 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Mozart's Birthplace. This attraction is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 21,779 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Mirabell Palace, a standout château and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,688 reviewers.

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

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

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch, a top-rated dining destination in Vienna. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Flanagans, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Puerstner. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Vienna this evening.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Kruger’s American Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Josef Cocktailbar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Loos American Bar, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Vienna

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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
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Day 8 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Vienna. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 3 nights more before hitting the road again.

A tour of Vienna is not complete without a visit to the famous Belvedere Palace Chapel. This incredible chapel and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 66,332 travelers.

Make the most of your Vienna travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Schönbrunn Palace. This château and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 145,237 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Schönbrunn Palace for an experience worth remembering. This local château and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 53,579 visitors.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Vienna. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Switzerland in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Vollpension, a top-rated dining destination in Vienna. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Zum Schwarzen Kameel, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Plachutta Wollzeile. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Vienna this evening.

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

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 3 km, 40 min

  • Hofburg Palace
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Albertina
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
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Wake up and see what day 9 of your great European road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Vienna for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Something that makes Vienna the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding castle, Hofburg Palace. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 47,034 visitors.

The famous Vienna State Opera is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Vienna's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 49,854 travelers have rated this incredible opera house and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Vienna is also home to the extraordinary Albertina, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 27,147 traveler reviews. This stunning art museum and local feature draws more than 360,073 visitors on an annual basis, captivating the hearts of travelers with its unique charm.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating St. Stephen's Cathedral. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 103,855 reviews, a visit to this wonderful catholic cathedral and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

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

Make sure to book a table at Lebenbauer, a popular restaurant in Vienna. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Vienna at Lugeck, 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 Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Vienna tonight.

As the night falls in Vienna, 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 10

Day 10 – Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 8 km, 39 min

  • Prater
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Stadtpark
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On day 10, you will wake up in Vienna with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Vienna before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Prater is a travelers’ favorite in Vienna, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 114,084 visitors.

In Vienna, don’t miss Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, a great point of interest and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,411 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Vienna off your list when you visit the wonderful Stadtpark. This popular sight is an outstanding metro station, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 27,294 travelers.

As the sun sets on day 10 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Vienna's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Switzerland to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Vienna has them.

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 Bockshorn Irish Pub, a highly-rated dining destination in Vienna. If you're eager to try something different, consider Reinthaler's Beisl, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Salm Bräu. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Vienna this evening.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Vienna to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Vienna and Braunau am Inn

  • Braunau am Inn
  • Vienna
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Drive 286 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg
  • Maria-Theresa Memorial
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • MuseumsQuartier
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On day 11 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 Vienna in Austria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Braunau am Inn, where you will stay 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 Braunau am Inn. This drive usually takes around 3 hours 9 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Vienna is the magnificent Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg. Around 25,581 visitors have rated this excellent museum and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Maria-Theresa Memorial on this leg of your adventure in Austria. This attraction is a well-known sightseeing destination that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 24,300 travelers.

The remarkable Museum of Natural History Vienna is known to be one of the best places to visit in Vienna, and its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 33,317 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Vienna by exploring the captivating MuseumsQuartier. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,180 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Vienna exploration list!

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

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 Braunau am Inn’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.

Make sure to book a table at Jia's Asia Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Braunau am Inn. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Braunau am Inn at Philoxenia - griechisches Restaurant, 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 Indisches Restaurant Guru Braunau. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Braunau am Inn tonight.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Braunau am Inn to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the town center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Braunau am Inn, Stuttgart, and Karlsruhe

  • Karlsruhe
  • Stuttgart
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Drive 425 km, 5 hours 1 min

  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Wilhelma
  • Schloßplatz
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 12 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Stuttgart in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Karlsruhe, your home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Stuttgart, Germany. This car ride takes around 3 hours 31 min.

In Stuttgart, the extraordinary Mercedes-Benz Museum awaits. This attraction is a valued automobile museum that boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 42,800 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 876,109 visitors every year, the amazing Mercedes-Benz Museum is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Stuttgart is the spectacular Wilhelma. This attraction is a zoo that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 33,034 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Schloßplatz. This local square and wonder has an overall review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 41,355 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Karlsruhe. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 7 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

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

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 Seng Sushi & Chinarestaurant, an iconic dining spot in Karlsruhe. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of kap, a popular restaurant in Karlsruhe. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Enchilada Karlsruhe, a hidden gem nestled in Karlsruhe. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Phono Craftbeer Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Electric Eel, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Carlos CocktailBar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Karlsruhe, Neuhausen, Lahr/Schwarzwald, Siblingen, Rust, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Neuhausen
  • Lahr/Schwarzwald
  • Siblingen
  • Rust
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Drive 326 km, 4 hours 38 min

  • Lahr Park
  • Silver Star
  • Rhine Falls
  • Siblinger Randenturm
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On day 13 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Neuhausen in Switzerland and Lahr/Schwarzwald in Germany. 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.

When you’ve had your share of Rust, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Neuhausen, Switzerland. Your travel time is around 1 hour 59 min.

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

Set your GPS to Lahr/Schwarzwald and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 6 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Lahr/Schwarzwald beckons with new experiences!

In Lahr/Schwarzwald, the extraordinary Lahr Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,712 travelers' reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Neuhausen, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Siblingen. Your travel time is around 18 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Siblingen is the fantastic Siblinger Randenturm. As an appreciated point of interest and local gem in the area, Siblinger Randenturm has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 237 reviews.

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

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

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Viadukt, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, La Pasta boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Metropol. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Zurich.

Take in the ambiance of Zurich as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Zurich - departure day

  • Zurich - Departure day
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  • Paradeplatz
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On day 14 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.

Maximize your last day in Switzerland and go on a shopping spree in Zurich’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. Bring a bit of Switzerland home with you through these charming souvenirs.

Get a last taste of Switzerland’s tasty traditional food. 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.

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.

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 14-day European road trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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