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European road trip.

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European road trip.

My girlfriend and I are hoping to get a bit of information on our upcoming road trip. We are going to be driving from Munich to Venice where we will stay the night and then from Venice to Lauterbrunnen the next day traveling through the lake como region.

We have noticed that these are toll roads so we are wondering a few things.

1. How much are tolls going to cost? (Estimates are fine)

2. Are there any types of prepaid passes for the tolls we should look in to?

3. Can the tolls be paid with credit cards?

4. What's the euro per liter cost of fuel in the area?

5. Are there any must see sights along the way that you would recommend?

6. Any tips advice on making a road trip like this?

Any information you would like to provide would be fantastic. We are looking to find the little hidden gems along the way.

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1. Re: European road trip.

Since this is the Swiss forum, we can say that the "tolls" are a vignette required. It costs CHF40 and is valid for 1 year.

Via michelin will give you a toll estimate elsewhere.

In terms of what you'll do on the way.... Well drive basically. You have 2x 8 hour journeys (incl comfort breaks) on consecutive days! Strange.

Fuel is 1.50 to 1.60 Eur per litre in Switzerland,

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2. Re: European road trip.

There is absolutely no value in traveling to Venice from Munich, staying the night and then leaving early the next day. Venice isn't an easy overnight stop. First, you have to park your car in a huge parking garage and take some form of transportation into Venice and to your hotel (transfer from car to hotel is at least an hour). You'll have dinner and the evening and then you will have to get up, get back to the car and then drive 8 hours to Lauterbrunnen. To be honest, Venice deserves better! You deserve seeing Venice for more than a few hours in the dark!

Skip Venice for this trip and spend the night around Lake Como if you want to go that far south before heading to Lauterbrunnen. Otherwise, take a look Munich to Neuschwanstein (the Cinderella castle - there are three great castles in that area that Ludwig built and you could easily visit all three) and then on to Lauterbrunnen the next day.

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