Hi, We are planning a 10 day road trip in August through Switzerland, Germany, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. We are a family of 4 (Coupe + 2 teenagers) from US. We enjoy natural scenery and look forward to beautiful Switzerland and surrounding region. Not really into museums or winery etc. Although I have heard that many of the locations are worth spending many days at each one, this would be a "glimpse" tour of sorts as we would be constantly travelling. We have been to Italy before and used trains to get to Rome, Florence/Pisa, Venice etc. It was convenient but not easy to travel with bags between trains and hotels.
This time we are thinking of a road trip to cover more locations in relatively short time. Since we are vegetarian, having a car allows us more flexibility, we think. In Italy, we didn't find many flavorful options for vegetarian food.
Can any of you with local knowledge or experience of driving as a tourist check this plan and comment if this looks doable or not?
Any suggestions to change it for better experience? If we were able to add 2-3 extra nights to the plan what would be the best way to spend those?
i.e. Extra nights in any of the below locations or possibly cover additional cities (such as the ones in Austria)?
If we rent a hybrid car, how convenient is it to charge the cars in Europe?
How good/bad is the parking situation in these locations?
Thanks in advance. We have not driven in Europe before but driven extensively in US, Canada, and sometimes in Carribean islands. Driving 3-5 hours every day is not an issue as long as phone GPS works well.
10-day/9-Night Driving Itinerary:
Overnight Travel from US to Paris (Night 0)
Drive immediately to Brussels (Night 1)
Amsterdam (Night 2)
Cologne/Rhine River Cruise (Night 3)
Geneva (Night 7)
Paris (Night 8-9)
Travel to US