9-Day Switzerland road trip from Zurich to Bern, Sion, Geneva, and Basel

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Experience the freedom of the open road in Switzerland as you embark on an unforgettable 9-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Zurich, Lucerne, Innertkirchen, Bern, Sion, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne, Geneva, Veytaux, Gruyères, Pringy, Basel, and Neuhausen. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Switzerland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Zurich, 1 night in Bern, 1 night in Sion, 2 nights in Geneva, and 1 night in Basel. 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 Zurich, 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 Zurich, Lucerne, Innertkirchen, Bern, Sion, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne, Geneva, Veytaux, Gruyères, Pringy, Basel, and Neuhausen, 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, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Valais/Wallis - state in SwitzerlandWallis / 1 night
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 / 2 nights
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 1 night
Lausanne - city in SwitzerlandLausanne
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, SwitzerlandZürich / 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
Bern, Switzerland. View of the old city center and Nydeggbrucke bridge over river Aare.Bern / 1 night

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Photo of Rhine Falls or Rheinfall, Switzerland panoramic aerial view.Rhine Falls
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Luzern, SwitzerlandChapel Bridge
Photo of the landscape of the Zurich zoo, Switzerland.Zürich Zoo
Photo of 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
Freddie Mercury statue, Montreux, District de la Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut, Vaud, SwitzerlandFreddie Mercury statue
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster
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 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
photo of a beautiful sky with green trees and beautiful roses in Rose Garden Bern in Switzerland.Rose Garden Bern
photo of Titlis Cliff Walk in Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps in winter time.Titlis Cliff Walk
photo of Arboretum Zürich in Switzerland.Arboretum Zürich

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Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

  • Zürich - Arrival day
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  • Lindenhof
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Your road trip adventure in Switzerland begins as soon as you reach Zurich and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Zurich for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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

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

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

Take your Zurich getaway to new heights by dining at Widder Restaurant, a Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 2 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Widder Restaurant consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern french and contemporary cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Zurich is IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its sharing and modern menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the IGNIV Zürich by Andreas Caminada’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Zurich and reserve a table at the 2-star Michelin restaurant, The Restaurant. Its delectable creative and modern menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

Tibits is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,746 customers.

You can also enjoy having some snacks and drinks at Kennedy's Irish Pub. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,395 customers.

El Lokal is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Zurich. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,127 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

Raise a toast to the start of your 9-day road trip in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Zurich

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

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Babu's. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Zurich has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 2,949 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Kronenhalle should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Zurich, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,764 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Markthalle. This highly regarded restaurant in Zurich has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,771 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Zurich. Rimini Bar offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 1,417 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Café Bar ODEON. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,374 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Oliver Twist. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,495 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lucerne, Innertkirchen, and Bern

  • Lucerne
  • Bern
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Drive 240 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Lion Monument
  • Swiss Museum of Transport
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Titlis Cliff Walk
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Switzerland, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Lucerne, Innertkirchen, and Bern. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bern. Bern will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Zurich, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Lucerne. This drive usually takes around 45 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

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

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Steinhalle, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 1 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative and international cuisine at Steinhalle has earned praise globally.

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

To get a drink at one of the best bars in the city, go to tibits. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,518 customers.

If you’d like to continue your evening somewhere else, we recommend heading to Lötschberg. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,268 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,069 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Switzerland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bern and Sion

  • Bern
  • Wallis
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Drive 162 km, 2 hours 5 min

  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Bern Minster
  • Bear pit
  • Rose Garden Bern
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On day 4 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 Bern and Sion. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sion, where you will stay for 1 night.

Kick off the day at UNESCO - Bern Old Town, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,755 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Bern Minster. Bern Minster is a church building with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,813 reviews.

Bear pit is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,960 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Rose Garden Bern. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,381 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bern and set your GPS to Sion. 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 41 min. Upon reaching Sion, 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 Sion. Sion 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 Sion.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Damien Germanier, one of the finest Bib Gourmand restaurants in Sion, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and creative offerings, Damien Germanier has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Brasserie du Grand Pont should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Sion, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,135 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Pizzeria Pont du Rhône. This highly regarded restaurant in Sion has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,154 satisfied guests.

An excellent example is Luigia, which has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 707 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is L' AMBASSADE. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 161 customers.

Locals also enjoy La Matriochka Café, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 144 customers, an after-dinner drink at La Matriochka Café is the perfect way to end this day.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva

  • Lausanne
  • Montreux
  • Geneva
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Drive 171 km, 2 hours 35 min

  • Freddie Mercury statue
  • Chaplin's World
  • AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
  • The Olympic Museum
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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 4 vibrant destinations - Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Geneva. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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 Sion to Montreux may take around 48 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Freddie Mercury statue is a great place to start with. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,801 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Corsier-sur-Vevey. This car ride takes around 14 min.

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.

Tosca is the restaurant 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 tuscan meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Geneva, L'Atelier Robuchon. 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 french contemporary dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Geneva you shouldn’t miss is Il Lago. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 1-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this restaurant’s italian and mediterranean menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Beau-Rivage Genève is our number one recommendation. Around 1,169 customers have rated this bar 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Demi Lune Café also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 968 reviews.

Le Kraken is another popular place to spend the evening in Geneva. This bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 898 customers.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Switzerland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Geneva

  • Geneva
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Drive 11 km, 54 min

  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
  • Bains des Pâquis
  • Jardin Anglais
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Geneva has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Geneva by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

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

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.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Geneva. Mr Pickwick Pub is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,993 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out Café du Centre. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,188 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Les Brasseurs. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,451 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Switzerland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Veytaux, Gruyères, Pringy, and Basel

  • Basel
  • Gruyères
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Drive 320 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Chillon Castle
  • Castle of the counts of Gruyères
  • La Maison du Gruyère
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Switzerland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Veytaux, Gruyères, Pringy, and Basel, 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 Basel. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Veytaux and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 19 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Veytaux beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Chillon Castle. This museum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Veytaux, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,331 visitors.

Set your GPS to Gruyères and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 43 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Gruyères beckons with new experiences!

Take the opportunity to see Gruyères Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,612 visitors.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Basel. 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 Basel by dining at this Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional classic french cuisine.

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

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

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. KLARA 13 AG is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,460 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,144 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Flanagan's. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,232 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Basel, Neuhausen, and Zurich

  • Basel
  • Zürich
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Drive 146 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Middle bridge
  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
  • Rhine Falls
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Switzerland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Basel, Neuhausen, and Zurich. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zurich, 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.

Basel Minster is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This cathedral is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,442 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Basel Zoo. This zoo has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,178 visitors. Up to 2,012,511 people travel to this site annually.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Neuhausen. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 26 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Rhine Falls. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 70,505 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Zurich. This drive usually takes around 43 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Cantinetta Antinori, an iconic dining spot in Zurich. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,379 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Metropol while in Zurich. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,341 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Viadukt, a favorite in Zurich. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,179 discerning guests.

We recommend La Stanza for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,083 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like Kon-Tiki Coffeeshop & Bar to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Rio Bar. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 992 customers, this bar is one of Zurich’s best places to relax after a long day.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Switzerland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Zurich - departure day

  • Zürich - Departure day
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  • Arboretum Zürich
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Day 9 of your road trip in Switzerland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Zurich before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Switzerland by visiting Zurich’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Switzerland.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Zurich. 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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