Switzerland is one of the most fascinating destinations in Europe, with a unique beauty in both winter and summer.
There are so many things to see in this small state that at once it is impossible, depending on the period in which you choose to organize the trip change the activities to do and places to visit.
For us it was the first time that we organized and designed a road trip and for this reason we decided to create THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND, where we will give you the best practical advice and what route to follow so as not to miss anything.
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GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE BORDER
– You have to show the Swiss motorway sticker, once purchased you can reuse it as many times as you want in the same year.
TRAVEL TIP : the vignette can be purchased in the bar just before the border, do not be found unprepared. The cost is 35€ ( 40 francs)
– MONEY CHANGE we have not changed the money, because most of the expenses we made with credit card, in case you should have € do not worry because they accept them everywhere and will give you the rest in francs.
DAY 1 OF GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND : LAUTERBRUNNEN
The first stop of THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND is Lauterbunnen. Leaving Italy early in the morning you can reach Lauterbrunnen after about 3 hours by car. This allows you to explore the valley right away.
Lauterbrunnen is famous as the VALLEY OF 72 WATERFALLS!
INTERESTING FACT: among these there is also that of Staubabach considered the highest in Europe with a jump of 300m.
As soon as you arrive in the village, it almost feels like entering a painting or an almost fairytale place.
There are many activities you can do here from trecking to paragliding. This place is also perfect for families who want to camp and enjoy a truly unique panorama.
From here you can also take the Jungfrauojoch train, which takes you up to 3454m, the highest peak in Europe!
INFO AND PRICES : www.jungfrau.ch
WHERE TO STAY : Hotel Silberhorn
DAY 2-3: INTERLAKEN
After only 20 minutes by car you arrive into the second stop of the THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND :Interlaken. The village between the two lakes, the first thing that catches your eye is certainly the view of all the snowy peaks that frame the valley.
Interlaken we have used it mainly as a support point in fact from here you can easily reach some of the most beautiful places in Switzerland.
The first day we spent in Interlaken among the characteristic streets and a blue bath in the spa of our hotel.
On the second day we decided to visit 2 really unique places BRIENZ and ISELTWALD.
The first one is about 23 minutes by car from Interlaken.
We were struck by the folkloric air that you can breathe in the streets of the village, overlooking the lake. All the wooden cabins, the Swiss flags hanging everywhere made our visit truly unforgettable.
Iseltwald, only 15 minutes from Brienz, is a very small village but it is worth stopping for a lunch by the lake with swans swimming peacefully.
With a small palace on the extreme part of the small peninsula and the blue colour of the lake, this village seems to have just come out of a fairy tale.
There are also plenty of other places to visit from Interlaken such as THUN, SPIEZ and many more.
On the way to the next stage, we stopped at LUNGERN, a small village overlooking a small lake.
The small huts built between green hills framed by the blue of the lake and the mountains are breathtaking.
WHERE TO STAY : Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
DAY 4-5 OF THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP GUIDE AROUND SWITZERLAND: PONTRESIN - SAINT MORITZ
The road trip guide around Switzerland is near to the end, from Lungern it takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes to get to Pontresina, located near Saint Moritz.
We spent the last two nights relaxing in one of the most beautiful hotels in the area.
There’s nothing better than sunbathing while listening to the rustle of the nearby river and the snow-capped peaks that frame the fresh green valley.
WHERE TO STAY: Grand Hotel Kronenhof
This 5 NIGHTS road trip guide around Switzerland is the ideal way to get the most out of and discover unique places in a part of Switzerland.
We really fell in love with these mountains and valleys, we don’t see the horde coming back.
HOW TO MOVE:
– AUTO can be convenient if you want to choose your stops. Always remember the Swiss motorway sticker before crossing the border.
– TRAINS Switzerland is very well connected with trains.
Here are the different packages they offer for public transport: www.myswitzerland.com
Here you can find many ideas and suggestions for other road trips around Switzerland: GRAND TOUR OF SWITZERLAND