Two-Week Switzerland Road Trip from Bern to Basel, Schaffhausen, Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne, and Geneva

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Explore the best of Switzerland on a 15-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Bern, Basel, Neuhausen, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Kloten, Zurich, Goldau, Lucerne, Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, Servion, Lausanne, Geneva, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, and Pringy. This road trip itinerary in Switzerland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

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 Bern, 2 nights in Basel, 1 night in Schaffhausen, 3 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne, 1 night in Lausanne, and 3 nights in Geneva. 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, Basel, Neuhausen, Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Kloten, Zurich, Goldau, Lucerne, Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, Servion, Lausanne, Geneva, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, and Pringy, 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, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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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 / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of the Arth Goldau village by lake Zug in Canton Schwyz in Central Switzerland on a sunny day.Arth
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 2 nights
Lausanne - city in SwitzerlandLausanne / 1 night
Schaffhausen - city in SwitzerlandSchaffhausen / 1 night
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 / 3 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

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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
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
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
Photo of Swiss National Museum or Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland.Swiss National Museum
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
Nature and Animal Park Goldau, Arth, Schwyz, SwitzerlandNature and Animal Park Goldau
Les Bains de Lavey, Lavey-Morcles, District d'Aigle, Vaud, SwitzerlandLes Bains de Lavey
photo of AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium in Lausanne, Switzerland.AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
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
Servion Zoo, Servion, District de Lavaux-Oron, Vaud, SwitzerlandServion Zoo
China Garden, Seefeld, Riesbach, Zurich, District Zurich, SwitzerlandChinagarten Zürich
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
Tinguely Fountain, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandTinguely Fountain
Fine Arts Museum Basel, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandFine Arts Museum Basel
photo of Palace of Nations building - seat of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.Palace of Nations
photo of the Palace of Justice in the Esplanade of Montbenon in Lausanne, Switzerland.Montbenon
photo of FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland.FIFA Museum
Mon Repos Park, Pâquis, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandMon Repos Park
Botanical Garden, Weinegg, Riesbach, Zurich, District Zurich, SwitzerlandBotanical Garden
photo of morning view of Zurich, Switzerland. View of the historic city center with famous Fraumunster Church, on the Limmat river.Fraumünster
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 Aathal Dinosaur Museum in Seegräben, Switzerland.Aathal Dinosaur Museum
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
photo of Przewalski horse at Wildpark Bruderhaus in Winterthur, Switzerland.Wildpark Bruderhaus
photo of Spalentor Gate in Basel, one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland.Gate of Spalen
Observation Deck B
Museum of Natural History Basel, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandMuseum of Natural History Basel
photo of Kronenhalle in Zurich, Switzerland.Kronenhalle
photo of beautiful sunny day at University of Basel Botanical Garden in Basel, Switzerland.University of Basel Botanical Garden

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bern - arrival day

  • Bern - Arrival day
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  • Rose Garden Bern
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Welcome to Bern, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Switzerland! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Bern's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

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

Find your way to your hotel in Bern. 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 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.

Indulge in an exquisite dining experience at ZOE. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, ZOE consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional vegetarian and modern cuisine.

Tibits is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 1,518 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Bern we recommend is Lötschberg, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,268 customers.

Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 1,069 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bern and Basel

  • Bern
  • Basel
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Drive 99 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Zytglogge
  • Bern Minster
  • Bear pit
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Switzerland, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Bern and Basel. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Basel. Basel will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Drop by the renowned UNESCO - Bern Old Town. This popular point of interest has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,755 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Zytglogge. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,374 visitors, this astronomical clock deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Bern Minster. This church building has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,813 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is bear pit. This architectural structure and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13,960 local and international travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bern and set your GPS to Basel. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 13 min. Upon reaching Basel, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

Enjoy an outstanding Bib Gourmand dining experience at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl. Holding an impressive 3 Michelin-star rating and a remarkable menu, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional classic french cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is roots, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Basel. Take your pick from the modern and seasonal menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at Stucki - Tanja Grandits in Basel. With its prestigious 2-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves creative and modern dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, KLARA 13 AG is a great place to go. Around 1,460 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,144 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Flanagan's. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Basel. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Basel

  • Basel
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Drive 1 km, 24 min

  • Tinguely Fountain
  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
  • Basel Minster
  • Museum of Natural History Basel
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Day 3 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Basel has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Basel by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Switzerland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

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

Book a table at WERK 8, a famous dining establishment in Basel. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 996 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Basel is Gifthüttli, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.3 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,132 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Basel’s Volkshaus Basel for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,123 satisfied diners.

After dinner, visit NOOHN and experience the nightlife in the city of Basel. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 829 customers.

You can also hang out at Ängel or Aff. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 575 customers.

Locals recommend KaBAR, so definitely check it out too. KaBAR is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 630 bar-goers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Basel, Neuhausen, and Schaffhausen

  • Basel
  • Schaffhausen
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Drive 100 km, 2 hours 10 min

  • Middle bridge
  • University of Basel Botanical Garden
  • Gate of Spalen
  • Basel Zoo
  • Rhine Falls
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Basel, Neuhausen, and Schaffhausen. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Schaffhausen, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Make middle bridge one of your first sightseeing stops in Basel. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,025 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

University of Basel Botanical Garden is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This botanical garden is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,078 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Gate of Spalen. This tower has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,475 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Basel Zoo and find out why 2,012,511 people visit this spot every year. A trip to this popular zoo is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.5 out of 5-star rating as given by 15,178 previous visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Basel, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Neuhausen. Your travel time is around 1 hour 26 min.

Make Rhine Falls one of your first sightseeing stops in Neuhausen. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 70,505 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Schaffhausen, 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 Schaffhausen's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at D'Chuchi, a luxury dining venue in Schaffhausen. This local gem’s delectable modern cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. D'Chuchi is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Make a reservation at Hotel Kronenhof while immersing yourself in Schaffhausen. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 505 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Fassbeiz, a beloved dining establishment within Schaffhausen. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 194 satisfied customers.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Schaffhausen. Tabaco Lounge offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 234 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Bar No13. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 158 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Suren's. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 124 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Aathal, Kloten, and Zurich

  • Winterthur
  • Zurich
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Drive 133 km, 2 hours 32 min

  • Swiss Science Center Technorama
  • Wildpark Bruderhaus
  • Aathal Dinosaur Museum
  • Observation Deck B
  • Uetliberg Lookout Tower
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Switzerland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Aathal, Kloten, and Zurich. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Zurich. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Winterthur. This car ride takes around 28 min.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Aathal. This car ride takes around 28 min.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Aathal Dinosaur Museum. This much-appreciated natural history museum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,092 reviews.

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

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Widder Restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 2 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Widder Restaurant consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern french and contemporary cuisine.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in Zurich. Tibits is a popular option, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,746 customers.

Continue your evening at Kennedy's Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,395 customers.

El Lokal is another place you could check out tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,127 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Switzerland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Zurich

  • Zurich
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Drive 9 km, 38 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Grossmünster
  • Fraumünster
  • Lindenhof
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Day 6 of your road trip across Switzerland promises a magnificent time exploring Zurich. You have 2 nights left in Zurich. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Zurich on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones 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.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Babu's, a distinguished dining establishment in Zurich. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,949 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Zurich is Kronenhalle. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,764 happy diners.

Markthalle stands out as a local favorite in Zurich. 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 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,771 customers.

Rimini Bar is one of the best bars in Zurich and the perfect place for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,417 customers.

You may also want to check out Café Bar ODEON. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your celebrations. Café Bar ODEON is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,374 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,495 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Zurich

  • Zurich
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Drive 6 km, 49 min

  • Botanical Garden
  • Chinagarten Zürich
  • Zürich Opera House
  • Kronenhalle
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Zurich for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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 Zurich.

Make a reservation at Cantinetta Antinori, a popular dining spot in Zurich. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,379 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Metropol while indulging in the charm of Zurich. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,341 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Viadukt, a treasured establishment in Zurich. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,179 satisfied guests.

Many locals go to La Stanza to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,083 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option is Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

Rio Bar is another great option in Zurich. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 992 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Zurich and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Zurich, Goldau, and Lucerne

  • Zurich
  • Arth
  • Lucerne
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Drive 92 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • Swiss National Museum
  • Arboretum Zürich
  • FIFA Museum
  • Nature and Animal Park Goldau
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Zurich, Goldau, and Lucerne, 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 Lucerne. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Swiss National Museum. This organization is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,085 visitors.

When you’re finished at Swiss National Museum, head to Arboretum Zürich. This one-of-a-kind arboretum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,796 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit FIFA Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,338 visitors.

Set your GPS to Arth and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 38 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Arth beckons with new experiences!

After soaking in Arth’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 29 min. When you arrive in Lucerne, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

Elevate your stay in Lucerne by dining at this Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Lucide consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional contemporary and classic cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Lucerne is Colonnade, which holds a rating of 1 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern french and seasonal menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to Colonnade’s culinary excellence.

Indulge in the flavors of Mill'Feuille, a treasured establishment in Lucerne. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,538 satisfied guests.

Suite small plates & cocktails is one of the best bars you can visit in Lucerne tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Shamrock Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 833 customers.

Alternatively, try Zur Werkstatt. Zur Werkstatt is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 501 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lucerne

  • Lucerne
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Drive 8 km, 58 min

  • Swiss Museum of Transport
  • Church of St Leodegar
  • Lion Monument
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
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On day 9 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.

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

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at tibits Luzern. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Lucerne boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 1,445 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Lucerne is Bolero. It has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,089 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Pastarazzi, in Lucerne. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 797 satisfied customers.

Make your way to Parterre. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 538 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Bar bei Miguel? This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars among 207 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,921 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, Servion, and Lausanne

  • Lausanne
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Drive 303 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Chillon Castle
  • Les Bains de Lavey
  • Servion Zoo
  • More

On day 10 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 Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, Servion, and Lausanne. In the evening, you’ll end up in Lausanne, where you will stay for 1 night.

Veytaux’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lucerne behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 9 min. Veytaux welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Take the opportunity to see Chillon Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,331 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Veytaux and set your GPS to Lavey-Morcles. 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 20 min. Upon reaching Lavey-Morcles, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you're ready to see some sights, Les Bains de Lavey is a great place to start with. This spa is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,702 visitors.

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.

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

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at Le Berceau des Sens, a restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 1-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern french and classic meals.

Indulge in the exquisite flavors at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Lausanne, Anne-Sophie Pic. 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 creative dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Lausanne you shouldn’t miss is La Table du Lausanne Palace. 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 modern french menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

After dinner, visit King Size Pub, 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 2,356 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Bleu Lézard. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,546 customers.

Alternatively, check out Bruxelles Café. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,334 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Lausanne and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Geneva

  • Lausanne
  • Geneva
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Drive 78 km, 1 hour 38 min

  • Lausanne Cathedral
  • Montbenon
  • The Olympic Museum
  • AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 11 of your road trip in Switzerland, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Lausanne and Geneva. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Geneva. Geneva will be your home away from home for 3 nights.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Lausanne Cathedral. This much-appreciated cathedral is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,766 reviews.

Next up is Montbenon. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,675 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is The Olympic Museum. This museum has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,534 reviews.

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This public aquarium has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 7,503 reviews.

After soaking in Lausanne’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Geneva. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 58 min. When you arrive in Geneva, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Geneva, 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 Geneva's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Reserve a table at Tosca, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining establishment in Geneva. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious tuscan offering makes it a crowd favorite. Tosca is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Geneva is L'Atelier Robuchon, which critics have graced with 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its french contemporary menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the L'Atelier Robuchon’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend Il Lago. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Geneva for its appetizing selection of food, including its italian and mediterranean courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Beau-Rivage Genève, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,169 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Switzerland.

If you would like to try another place, Demi Lune Café is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Geneva, this bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 968 customers.

Le Kraken is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Le Kraken has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 898 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Switzerland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Geneva

  • Geneva
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Palace of Nations
  • Broken Chair
  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
  • Mon Repos Park
  • Bains des Pâquis
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Geneva has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Geneva by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Geneva, 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 Geneva below.

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

Reserve your spot at Restaurant Les Armures, a popular local restaurant in Geneva. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,758 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Cottage Café during your stay in Geneva. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,337 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Tartares & Co, a popular local gem in Geneva. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 707 satisfied guests.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into Mr Pickwick Pub. This bar is considered one of the best in Geneva and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

You may also want to check out Café du Centre. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Café du Centre is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,188 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Les Brasseurs. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,451 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Geneva

  • Geneva
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Drive 6 km, 51 min

  • St Pierre Cathedral
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • Jardin Anglais
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
  • Parc de La Grange
  • More

Day 13 of your road trip across Switzerland promises a magnificent time exploring Geneva. You have 1 night left in Geneva. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Geneva has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 532 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Bologne should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Geneva, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 244 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Café du Soleil. This highly regarded restaurant in Geneva has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,890 satisfied guests.

An excellent example is Hôtel Métropole Genève, which has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 843 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Britannia Pub. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

Locals also enjoy Hôtel Bristol Genève, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 634 customers, an after-dinner drink at Hôtel Bristol Genève is the perfect way to end this day.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, Pringy, and Bern

  • Montreux
  • Bern
  • Gruyères
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Drive 208 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • Chaplin's World
  • Freddie Mercury statue
  • Castle of the counts of Gruyères
  • La Maison du Gruyère
  • More

On day 14 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Gruyères, Pringy, and Bern. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Bern, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Geneva, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Corsier-sur-Vevey may take around 1 hour 9 min. Upon your arrival in Corsier-sur-Vevey, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Montreux, 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 Corsier-sur-Vevey to Montreux may take around 13 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Kornhauskeller, a distinguished dining establishment in Bern. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,436 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Bern is Luce. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,541 happy diners.

Casino Bern stands out as a local favorite in Bern. 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,429 customers.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Adrianos Bar & Café is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 865 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Einstein – café & bel étage –. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 837 bar-goers.

Klösterli Weincafe is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 759 customers.

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 15

Day 15 – Bern - departure day

  • Bern - Departure day
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  • Bundesplatz
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Day 15 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.

As you approach the end of your journey in Switzerland, take a moment for some retail therapy in Bern’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.

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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