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5-Day Switzerland Road Trip to Geneva, Bern, Basel, Lausanne and Zurich

Chillon Castle
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Starts in
Geneva
Ends in
Geneva
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through Switzerland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Switzerland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Zurich, Vaud, and Lausanne.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in Switzerland you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Switzerland at Geneva, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Switzerland, including the stunning Rhine Falls and Chillon Castle.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the region of Zurich, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Hotel Novotel Geneve Centre. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury hotel option like the 5-star Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva. Travelers looking for the best cheap hotel could choose the 3-star Geneva Hostel. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will automatically assist you in finding the best hotel option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as Zoo Zürich in the city of Zurich. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing The Geneva Water Fountain and Jardin Anglais.

From the spectacular L'horloge fleurie in the city of Geneva to the unforgettable Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève in the city of Geneva, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Switzerland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Switzerland, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Switzerland has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Switzerland. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

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

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Geneva - city in SwitzerlandGeneva
Zurich - city in SwitzerlandZurich
Lausanne - city in SwitzerlandLausanne

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Attractions

Chillon CastleChillon Castle
Rhine Falls, Laufen-Uhwiesen, Bezirk Andelfingen, Zurich, SwitzerlandRhine Falls
St Pierre Cathedral, Cité, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandSt Pierre Cathedral
Parc de La Grange, Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandParc de La Grange
Broken ChairBroken Chair
Zoo ZürichZoo Zürich
Bains des Pâquis, Pâquis, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandBains des Pâquis
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Pâquis, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandConservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
The Geneva Water Fountain, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandThe Geneva Water Fountain
L'horloge fleurie, Cité, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandL'horloge fleurie
Jardin Anglais, Cité, Geneva, Grand Genève, SwitzerlandJardin Anglais
Les Bains de Lavey, Lavey-Morcles, District d'Aigle, Vaud, SwitzerlandLes Bains de Lavey

Travel details

Travel dates
Oct 1 - Oct 5

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Travelers

2

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Day 1

Day 1 in Geneva - Arrival Day

  • Geneva - Arrival Day
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  • St Pierre Cathedral
  • Parc de La Grange
  • Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Switzerland begins when you reach the incredible city of Geneva. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Geneva is the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,364 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Hotel Novotel Geneve Centre. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,336 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Geneva is the Geneva Hostel. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 1,824 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Geneva, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Geneva has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève. This attraction is a botanical garden and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,810 visitors.

St Pierre Cathedral is another popular attraction in the city of Geneva. This unforgettable attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,434 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Geneva is Parc de La Grange. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,834 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva, Parfums de Beyrouth. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,942 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva is Auberge de Savièse. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,815 customers.

Locals recommend Café du Soleil as one of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva. This cafe has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,744 customers.

Geneva also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Geneva is Mr Pickwick Pub Genève. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,661 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Geneva is Charly O’Neills Irish Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 692 customers.

Locals also enjoy Britannia Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 656 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Geneva

  • Geneva
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  • Broken Chair
  • Bains des Pâquis
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • Jardin Anglais
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Day 2 of your road trip through Switzerland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable The Geneva Water Fountain, Jardin Anglais, L'horloge fleurie, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Geneva is the amazing The Geneva Water Fountain. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,701 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Jardin Anglais. This urban park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,649 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Geneva is the outstanding L'horloge fleurie.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Bern, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay

One of the best hotel options in the city of Bern is the 3-star Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 584 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The Hotel Allegro is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Bern. This hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 659 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel la pergola. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 287 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Terrasse, one of the best restaurants in the city of Bern. This restaurant has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,835 customers.

Locals also recommend Kornhauskeller Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Bern. Kornhauskeller Restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,376 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Bern is Ristorante Luce. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,374 customers.

After dinner, visit Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Bern. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,009 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Cuba Bar Bern. This bar has an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars by 699 customers.

Alternatively, Abflugbar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Bern. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 314 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Switzerland!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Zurich

  • Zurich
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  • Rhine Falls
  • Zoo Zürich
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Day 3 of your road trip through Switzerland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Zurich is the amazing Zoo Zürich. This attraction is a zoo and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,951 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Rhine Falls in the region of Zurich for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a waterfall and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 48,678 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Basel.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Basel is the 4-star Novotel Basel City Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 732 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Basel. This hotel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,179 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Volkshaus Basel Hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 921 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try tibits, one of the best restaurants in the city of Basel. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,698 customers.

Locals also recommend Brasserie Baselstab as one of the best restaurants in the city of Basel. Brasserie Baselstab is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,167 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Basel is Gifthüttli. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 983 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar Rouge, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Basel. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,503 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Flanagan's. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 960 customers.

Alternatively, WERK 8 is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Basel. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 924 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Switzerland!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Vaud

  • Lausanne
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  • Chillon Castle
  • Les Bains de Lavey
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Day 4 of your road trip through Switzerland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Chillon Castle. This attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,991 visitors.

You could also do sightseeing at the incredible Les Bains de Lavey. This spa has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,049 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Geneva, where will have access to the best hotels and places to stay

One of the best hotel options in the city of Geneva is the 4-star Hotel Novotel Geneve Centre. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,336 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Geneva. This hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,364 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Geneva Hostel hotel. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 1,824 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Les Armures, one of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,536 customers.

Locals also recommend Chez ma Cousine as one of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva. Chez ma Cousine is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,554 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Geneva is Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Co. GENÈVE PLAINPALAIS. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,596 customers.

After dinner, visit Grand Duke Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Geneva. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Le Verre à Monique. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 339 customers.

Alternatively, Black Sheep is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Geneva. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 306 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Switzerland!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Geneva - Departure Day

Geneva - Departure Day

Day 5 of your road trip through Switzerland is your departure day.

You’ll then say farewell to Switzerland and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Switzerland!

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