Round trip by car
The Grand Tour of Switzerland
Exploring Switzerland by Car

Grand Tour of Switzerland

The Grand Tour of Switzerland leads past cultural and scenic gems. On the 1,000 mile (1,600km) long route through Switzerland, tourists and locals alike experience many unforgettable moments. From palm-lined lakeshores to sparkling glaciers, from medieval villages to buzzing cities – the Grand Tour of Switzerland packs in an incredible number of sights. The concentration of attractions is unrivalled worldwide.

The Grand Tour of Switzerland:

  • takes you past the most beautiful scenery to the tourist highlights in Switzerland
  • can be driven in either direction, although Switzerland Tourism recommends traveling clockwise
  • crosses over five Alpine passes, runs along 22 lakes and passes by 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two biospheres
  • is around 1,600 kilometers or 1,000 miles in distance
  • can be completed in 7 days if you drive 5 hours per day or in 10 days if you add some excursions
  • is geared primarily to cars and motorbikes. Larger vehicles are likely to encounter some restrictions.


Visit Zurich
You can book approximately 200 hotels free of charge through Zurich Tourism – online or by telephone.
Things to do
There are numerous sights in the former Roman city of Zurich at which you can marvel.
Travel Information
Collect your rental car directly at Zurich Airport on arrival.
Travel Information
Are you traveling to Zurich by car? Here you can find some useful information about Swiss traffic regulations.
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Zurich Region
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At Zurich main station

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