9-Day Road Trip in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany from Zurich to Stuttgart, Salzburg, Vienna, and Munich

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9 days & 8 nights
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Pack your bags and hit the road for the ultimate 9-day Euro trip extravaganza! This multi-country adventure through the Switzerland, Austria, and Germany guarantees unforgettable experiences at every stop.

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, 3 nights in Austria, and 2 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, Basel, and Neuhausen, 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 Gemeinde Melk, 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 Stuttgart, and Munich.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Salzburg’s Fortress Hohensalzburg and Stuttgart's iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum. 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 9-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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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
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 / 1 night
Aerial view on Marienplatz town hall and Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany.Munich / 1 night
Photo of Tuebingen in the Stuttgart city ,Germany Colorful house in riverside and blue sky. Stuttgart / 1 night
Gemeinde Melk - city in AustriaMelk
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 2 nights

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
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 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
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 beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
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
photo of view of Christmas market near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the evening, Berlin Germany., Germany,Stuttgart Wilhelma
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
Mozart's Birthplace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMozart's Birthplace
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
Photo of bridge at Limmatquai in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. People on the background. Seen from Lindenhof hill.Lindenhof
Photo of Grossmünster Romanesque-style Protestant church in Zürich, Switzerland.Grossmünster
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster
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 Arboretum Zürich in Switzerland.Arboretum Zürich

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Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

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  • Arboretum Zürich
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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.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Arboretum Zürich. This outstanding arboretum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 2,823 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Arboretum Zürich is worth pages in your travel diary.

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

As 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.

Experience a taste of Widder Restaurant in Zurich by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 2-star Michelin distinction, Widder Restaurant delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern french, and contemporary cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada, celebrated for its delectable sharing, and modern menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover The Restaurant, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing creative, and modern menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Widder Bar, known for its lively atmosphere. Rio Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, CP First - Cocktailbar & Lounge offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

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

  • Zurich
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Drive 10 km, 46 min

  • Zürich Zoo
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Grossmünster
  • Zürich Opera House
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Zurich. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Zurich is the fantastic Zürich Zoo. As an appreciated zoo and local gem in the area, Zürich Zoo has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 26,599 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Kunsthaus Zürich, which is an art museum that gets around 382,603 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,760 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Grossmünster, a standout church building and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,428 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Zürich Opera House. This opera house is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,349 visitor reviews.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Zurich’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Cantinetta Antinori, a highly-rated dining destination in Zurich. If you're eager to try something different, consider El Lokal, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Aurora. 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 Eldorado, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Gotthard Bar is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, La Stanza is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Zurich 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 3

Day 3 – Zurich, Basel, and Stuttgart

  • Stuttgart
  • Basel
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Drive 357 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Middle bridge
  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
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On day 3 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 Basel in Switzerland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Stuttgart, where you will stay for 1 night.

Basel’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Zurich behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 9 min. Basel welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Basel, including the outstanding middle bridge. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,094 reviews, this fascinating road bridge and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Basel is also home to the captivating Basel Minster, a local cathedral considered one of the highlights of the city. About 7,564 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Basel Zoo is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Basel. This extraordinary zoo and tourist hot spot hosts more than 2,012,511 visitors annually and boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,396 travelers.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Stuttgart. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Germany 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.

Begin your culinary exploration in Stuttgart by securing a reservation at Der Zauberlehrling. This renowned restaurant holds 1 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of creative cuisine. For another dining delight, visit Speisemeisterei, celebrated for its delectable creative, and innovative menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Ritzi Gourmet, a top local spot known for its tantalizing creative french, and modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Le petit Coq, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Jigger & Spoon is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Schwarz Weiß Bar also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

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 4

Day 4 – Stuttgart, and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Stuttgart
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Drive 394 km, 4 hours 29 min

  • Schloßplatz
  • Wilhelma
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Today's main destinations are Stuttgart 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 Salzburg. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated square and attraction in Stuttgart — Schloßplatz. About 41,914 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Wilhelma is another top sight in Stuttgart that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved zoo in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 33,531 visitors.

Mercedes-Benz Museum is a spectacular automobile museum and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Stuttgart, earning an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 43,234 enchanted visitors.

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

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

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Salzburg by securing a table at The Glass Garden. Esteemed as a much-enjoyed 1-star Michelin restaurant, it features an exceptional modern menu. For an alternative taste experience, visit Ikarus, famous for its scrumptious creative, and modern dishes. This 2-star Michelin venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Looking for another choice? Discover SENNS. Restaurant, a local favorite celebrated for its exquisite creative cuisine in Salzburg. Located in the heart of the city, this 2-star Michelin restaurant is an ideal pick for creative cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences.

Keep the evening going at The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Harry Bär, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Darwin's Cafe Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Salzburg 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 5

Day 5 – Salzburg, and Vienna

  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
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Drive 310 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Mirabell Palace
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On day 5 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Salzburg in Austria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Vienna, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Mozart's Birthplace. This outstanding museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 from 22,028 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Mozart's Birthplace is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Fortress Hohensalzburg is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This museum and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,742 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing château, Hellbrunn Palace. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,177 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Mirabell Palace, an outstanding museum, is one place you should visit while in Salzburg considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,975 travelers.

Set your GPS to Vienna and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 12 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Vienna beckons with new experiences!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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.

Start your culinary exploration in Vienna by securing a reservation at Amador. This renowned restaurant holds 3 Michelin star and offers an exceptional menu of creative, and contemporary cuisine. For another dining delight, visit Mraz & Sohn, celebrated for its delectable creative menu. This acclaimed 2-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. Looking for a different experience? Discover Steirereck im Stadtpark, a top local spot known for its tantalizing creative, and contemporary menu. With a 2-star Michelin recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Tapete Bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Star Inn Hotel Wien Schönbrunn is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Kruger’s American Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

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 6

Day 6 – 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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On day 6, 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.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Vienna today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Belvedere Palace Chapel. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 67,468 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Schönbrunn Palace. This incredible attraction and château holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 147,071 visitors.

According to travelers in Vienna, the extraordinary Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and château is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 54,108 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn. Up to 51,059 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 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 Vienna. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

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

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Miranda Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Josef Cocktailbar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Roberto American Bar II is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Vienna, Gemeinde Melk, and Munich

  • Munich
  • Vienna
  • Melk
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Drive 410 km, 5 hours 2 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Melk Abbey
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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 - Vienna in Austria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Munich where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Something that makes Vienna the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding catholic cathedral, St. Stephen's Cathedral. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 105,471 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 50,516 travelers have rated this incredible opera house and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Gemeinde Melk, 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 Vienna to Gemeinde Melk may take around 1 hour 8 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Gemeinde Melk, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Gemeinde Melk, including the outstanding Melk Abbey. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,660 reviews, this fascinating abbey and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

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

As the sun sets on day 7 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 Germany 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.

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Atelier, a 2-star Michelin restaurant offering an exceptional creative french menu. If you are in the mood for trying an alternative dining experience, consider visiting the nearby 2-star Michelin-awardee, EssZimmer, known for its delicious modern french, and creative cuisine. Another highly-recommended restaurant in Munich is Alois - Dallmayr Fine Dining, a renowned restaurant with a 2-star Guide Michelin recognition, known for its delicious creative, and modern menu.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Garçon, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Zephyr Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Holy Spirit 1 Bar. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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 8

Day 8 – Munich, Neuhausen, and Zurich

  • Zurich
  • Munich
  • Neuhausen
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Drive 348 km, 4 hours 34 min

  • Marienplatz
  • English Garden
  • Olympiapark
  • Rhine Falls
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Munich in Germany, and Neuhausen in Switzerland. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Zurich, your home for 1 night.

Marienplatz is a travelers’ favorite in Munich, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 119,529 visitors.

In Munich, don’t miss English Garden, a great park and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 61,807 reviews.

Check other top attractions in Munich off your list when you visit the wonderful Olympiapark. This popular sight is an outstanding olympic park, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 69,929 travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Neuhausen, Switzerland. This car ride takes around 3 hours 22 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 71,797 visitors.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Zurich. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Zurich’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Alpenrose, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Kafi Dihei offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Weisses Rössli is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Zurich.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Bar Babalu, known for its inviting atmosphere. Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Nelson provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Celebrate day 8 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 9

Day 9 – Zurich - departure day

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  • Lindenhof
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On day 9 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.

On your last day in Switzerland, take time to indulge in shopping at Zurich’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Zurich is the fantastic Lindenhof. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Lindenhof has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 11,519 reviews.

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 renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

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

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