Cheap 11-Day Switzerland Road Trip from Zurich to Lucerne, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Schaffhausen

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 11-day road trip through Switzerland! Travel to Zurich, Lucerne, Beatenberg, Innertkirchen, Interlaken, Bern, Gruyères, Pringy, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, Geneva, Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, Lausanne, Basel, Schaffhausen, Neuhausen, Winterthur, and Kloten with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Switzerland for less with this 11-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap Switzerland travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Switzerland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Bern, 2 nights in Geneva, 1 night in Lausanne, and 1 night in Schaffhausen. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Switzerland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Zurich, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Switzerland. Switzerland offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Switzerland, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 11-day vacation in Switzerland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 10 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Switzerland with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Switzerland travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Switzerland and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Switzerland's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Switzerland offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Switzerland with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Switzerland fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
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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 / 2 nights
View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel
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, SwitzerlandZürich / 2 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
Interlaken

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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
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
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
Les Bains de Lavey, Lavey-Morcles, District d'Aigle, Vaud, SwitzerlandLes Bains de Lavey
photo of stunning view of the top of Harder Kulm in Interlaken in winter, Switzerland photographed in summer with paragliders flying around. Hilly Alpine landscape and Lake Thun in background.Harderkulm
St Beatus Caves
photo of Zurich Kunsthaus, Switzerland. The Kunsthaus Zurich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe.Kunsthaus Zürich
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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
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
photo of adventurers Paragliding at Interlaken Hohematte Park in winter in Switzerland.Höhematte
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
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
Observation Deck B
Bäumli Aussichtsterrasse, Stadt, Winterthur, Bezirk Winterthur, Zurich, SwitzerlandBäumli Aussichtsterrasse

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Day 1

Day 1 – Zurich - arrival day

  • Zürich - Arrival day
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  • Lindenhof
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Your exciting road trip through Switzerland starts when you reach the incredible city of Zurich, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Zurich and begin your adventure in Switzerland.

Zurich is a popular cheap holiday destination in Switzerland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Switzerland, Zurich is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Zurich has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is Weisses Rössli. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 525 customers.

Another dining option is Zeughauskeller. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. Zeughauskeller has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 7,976 reviews.

Make sure to stop by Swiss Chuchi Restaurant for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 3,383 customers have rated the irresistible Swiss Chuchi Restaurant an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Enjoy a drink or two at Tibits. Around 2,746 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Locals also enjoy the cocktails at Kennedy's Irish Pub, where you can relax and have some fun. Kennedy's Irish Pub is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,395 customers.

Another top-rated bar option is El Lokal, averaging 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,127 reviews. This bar is known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Switzerland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Lucerne

  • Zürich
  • Lucerne
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Drive 62 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Grossmünster
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Zürich Opera House
  • Zürich Zoo
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Day 2 of your self-drive vacation in Switzerland will take you to the city of Lucerne, where you'll be staying for 2 nights. On your way to Lucerne, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Switzerland, including Zurich and Lucerne.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Grossmünster. This church building is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,297 visitors.

When you’re finished at Grossmünster, head to Kunsthaus Zürich. This one-of-a-kind art museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,594 reviews. Every year, approximately 382,603 travelers come here to experience the art museum for themselves.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Zürich Opera House. This opera house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,213 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Zürich Zoo. This zoo is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,267 visitors.

After soaking in Zurich’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 53 min. When you arrive in Lucerne, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

While exploring Switzerland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Lucerne has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Lucerne on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

A cheap, budget vacation in Lucerne should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Lucerne, try some of our top recommendations.

One place locals and cheap holiday-goers recommend is Bierliebe & Friends. This restaurant is known for its delicious and comforting foods and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 680 customers.

Grottino 1313 is another popular restaurant you can eat at to ensure an affordable and pleasant vacation. This restaurant serves good food at low prices and has an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 624 customers.

Mill'Feuille has a menu of appetizing and reasonably priced meals, so you might want to check it out too. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,538 reviews.

After dinner, visit Suite small plates & cocktails, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

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

Alternatively, check out Zur Werkstatt. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 501 customers.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Lucerne!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Lucerne

  • Lucerne
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Drive 9 km, 54 min

  • Spreuer Bridge, Lucerne
  • Chapel Bridge
  • Church of St Leodegar
  • Lion Monument
  • Swiss Museum of Transport
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Day 3 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Lucerne, proving that cheap holidays in Switzerland can be extraordinary.

For a truly remarkable cheap holiday experience in Lucerne, join budget-friendly activities on this day of your vacation. Tours offer you a chance to take a closer look into Lucerne and the culture of past or present-day Switzerland.

A cheap, budget vacation in Lucerne should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Lucerne, try some of our top recommendations.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Lucerne is tibits Luzern. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,445 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Lucerne, Bolero is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,089 diners.

Parterre is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 538 customers.

Bar bei Miguel is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. Bar bei Miguel has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 207 bar-goers, proving it's one of the most popular bars in Lucerne.

You might also want to cap the night off at Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern, a fascinating bar that 1,921 customers have rated 4.2 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Beatenberg, Innertkirchen, and Bern

  • Interlaken
  • Bern
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 51 min

  • Titlis Cliff Walk
  • Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
  • Höhematte
  • Harderkulm
  • St Beatus Caves
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Day 4 of your road trip across Switzerland is another proof that cheap holidays in Switzerland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 6 wonderful destinations — Ballenberg, Harderkulm, Beatenberg, Innertkirchen, Interlaken, and Bern.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,858 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Interlaken. This car ride takes around 21 min.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Interlaken, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Harderkulm. This drive usually takes around 11 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Harderkulm, a remarkable mountain where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,635 reviews.

After soaking in Harderkulm’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Beatenberg. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 20 min. When you arrive in Beatenberg, it's time to take a break from the road.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Bern. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Bern, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Bern has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Brasserie Obstberg, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 628 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Restaurant Rosengarten, so you'll want to drop by this place. Restaurant Rosengarten serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,281 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Bern is Turnhalle. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,298 customers.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Tibits is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,518 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Lötschberg. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,268 bar-goers.

Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,069 customers.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Switzerland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Switzerland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bern

  • Bern
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Drive 3 km, 45 min

  • Rose Garden Bern
  • Bear pit
  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Bern Minster
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Day 5 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in Switzerland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Bern!

Switzerland is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Switzerland, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Switzerland. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Switzerland that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Bern offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Switzerland.

Visit the popular Kornhauskeller. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,436 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in Switzerland is Luce. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,541 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the area's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Casino Bern. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,429 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Adrianos Bar & Café is an excellent example of a great bar in Bern offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 865 customers.

You can also hang out at Einstein – café & bel étage –, another of locals’ go-to bars in Bern. Einstein – café & bel étage – is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 837 customers having rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Klösterli Weincafe is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Bern. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from more than 759 bar-goers.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Switzerland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Bern!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Gruyères, Pringy, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, and Geneva

  • Montreux
  • Geneva
  • Gruyères
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Drive 210 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Castle of the counts of Gruyères
  • La Maison du Gruyère
  • Chaplin's World
  • Freddie Mercury statue
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Day 6 of your road trip across Switzerland offers you the chance to visit 5 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Gruyères, Pringy, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Montreux, and Geneva. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Geneva.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bern, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Gruyères. This drive usually takes around 54 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Gruyères Castle. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,612 reviews.

Corsier-sur-Vevey’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Gruyères behind. This drive usually takes around 27 min. Corsier-sur-Vevey welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Corsier-sur-Vevey, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Montreux may take around 13 min. Upon your arrival in Montreux, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Freddie Mercury statue. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,801 visitors.

Geneva offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Switzerland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Switzerland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Geneva is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

For the best dining experience in this affordable destination, eat at the highly recommended Auberge de Savièse. This restaurant is sure to satisfy your hunger as it has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,055 customers.

Oh Martine! is another local-favorite restaurant in Geneva. Oh Martine! serves delicious and affordable meals, and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 654 reviews.

Known for its good food and service, Café de Paris - Chez Boubier is also popular among locals and cheap holiday goers in Gruyères. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 of 5 stars from around 2,127 customers.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Geneva. Beau-Rivage Genève often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,169 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Demi Lune Café. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 968 customers.

Le Kraken is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 898 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Geneva

  • Geneva
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Jardin Anglais
  • L'horloge fleurie
  • Bains des Pâquis
  • Broken Chair
  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
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On day 7 of your budget-friendly road trip adventures in Switzerland, you’ll go deep into Geneva, making the most of your 1 night in the city. To learn more of the city's culture, you'll also dine at the most popular restaurants in Geneva, and meet locals along the way!

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Geneva. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Geneva offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Switzerland worth remembering for a lifetime.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Switzerland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Geneva is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

We recommend a local favorite like Restaurant Les Armures. This restaurant serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,758 customers.

Cottage Café is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Geneva. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,337 customers.

Another popular restaurant in Geneva you might want to check out is Tartares & Co. Tartares & Co is a local favorite with a variety of value-for-money dishes on their menu. Customers have rated this fantastic restaurant an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 707 reviews.

Mr Pickwick Pub offers many snacks and liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,993 customers.

If you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Geneva, check out Café du Centre. This bar is an excellent place to hang out and relax after a busy day, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 2,188 customers.

To ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination, visit Les Brasseurs. Les Brasseurs offers affordable drinks and snacks and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 1,451 reviews.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Switzerland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Switzerland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Geneva, Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, and Lausanne

  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • St Pierre Cathedral
  • The Geneva Water Fountain
  • Parc de La Grange
  • Chillon Castle
  • Les Bains de Lavey
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On day 8 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Switzerland, you’ll experience 4 charming destinations — Geneva, Veytaux, Lavey-Morcles, and Lausanne. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Lausanne.

Kick off the day at St Pierre Cathedral, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This church is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,386 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit The Geneva Water Fountain. The Geneva Water Fountain is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,281 reviews.

Parc de La Grange is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,098 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Geneva and set your GPS to Veytaux. 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 18 min. Upon reaching Veytaux, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Chillon Castle. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 19,331 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lavey-Morcles. This drive usually takes around 20 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Take the opportunity to see Les Bains de Lavey. This attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,702 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lausanne. This car ride takes around 44 min.

While exploring Switzerland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Lausanne has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Lausanne on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Lausanne offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Switzerland.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is Beau-Rivage Palace. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,230 customers.

Another dining option is The Great Escape. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. The Great Escape has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,559 reviews.

Make sure to stop by Holy Cow! for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 2,760 customers have rated the irresistible Holy Cow! an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

We recommend King Size Pub for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,356 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like Bleu Lézard to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,546 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Bruxelles Café. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,334 customers, this bar is one of Lausanne’s best places to relax after a long day.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Switzerland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Switzerland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Lausanne, Basel, and Schaffhausen

  • Basel
  • Lausanne
  • Schaffhausen
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Drive 331 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Lausanne Cathedral
  • Basel Minster
  • Basel Zoo
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Day 9 of your self-drive vacation in Switzerland will take you to the city of Schaffhausen, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Schaffhausen, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Switzerland, including Lausanne, Basel, and Schaffhausen.

When you're ready to see some sights, Lausanne Cathedral is a great place to start with. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,766 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Lausanne, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Basel. Your travel time is around 2 hours 9 min.

Kick off the day at Basel Minster, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,442 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Basel Zoo. Basel Zoo is a zoo with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,178 reviews. Attracting more than 2,012,511 yearly visitors, this place of interest is an attraction you don’t want to miss out on.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Schaffhausen. This car ride takes around 1 hour 33 min.

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

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Schaffhausen. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Schaffhausen, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Schaffhausen, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

We recommend a local favorite like Restaurant La Piazza. This restaurant serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 575 customers.

Hotel Kronenhof is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Schaffhausen. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 505 customers.

Another popular restaurant in Schaffhausen you might want to check out is Fassbeiz. Fassbeiz is a local favorite with a variety of value-for-money dishes on their menu. Customers have rated this fantastic restaurant an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 194 reviews.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Tabaco Lounge, one of the best bars in the city. Tabaco Lounge is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Schaffhausen. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 234 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Bar No13. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 158 customers.

Suren's also belongs to the list of the best bars in Schaffhausen, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 124 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Switzerland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Neuhausen, Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Kloten, and Zurich

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  • Zürich
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Drive 110 km, 2 hours 12 min

  • Rhine Falls
  • Swiss Science Center Technorama
  • Bäumli Aussichtsterrasse
  • Observation Deck B
  • Uetliberg Lookout Tower
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Day 10 of your road trip across Switzerland is another proof that cheap holidays in Switzerland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes exploring 5 wonderful destinations — Neuhausen, Winterthur, Sellenbüren, Kloten, and Zurich.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Schaffhausen, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Neuhausen may take around 7 min. Upon your arrival in Neuhausen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Rhine Falls. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 70,505 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Neuhausen, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Winterthur. Your travel time is around 29 min.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kloten. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Zurich offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Switzerland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Zurich, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Eat at Babu's. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,949 reviews.

You can also check out Kronenhalle. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,764 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Markthalle. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,771 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

After dinner, visit Rimini Bar for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,417 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Café Bar ODEON. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,374 customers, it's safe to say that Café Bar ODEON promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Oliver Twist. This bar, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,495 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Switzerland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Zurich!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Zurich - departure day

  • Zürich - Departure day
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  • Arboretum Zürich
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Your budget road trip vacation in Switzerland is about to end. Day 11 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Zurich.

On your last day in Switzerland, take time to indulge in shopping at Zurich’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Switzerland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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

For example, Cantinetta Antinori has a menu of appetizing food and refreshing beverages and is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,379 customers.

If you feel like eating something else, Metropol is another restaurant worth trying out. This restaurant serves a variety of value-for-money savory dishes and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,341 customers.

Another restaurant popular among cheap holiday-goers is Viadukt. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,179 customers, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy unique flavors that will remind you of Switzerland and your fun memories 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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