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Tips for driving through Europe (first timer)

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We will be taking our first vacation to Europe in September. We have 15 nights and are renting a minivan for our trek across Europe. Here's our 'rough' itinerary:

-Fly into Munich (2 nights)
-Drive to Neuschwanstein castle, then onto Innsbruck (1 night)
-Drive to Verona (2 nights)
-Drive to Bologna (2 nights)
-Drive to Grindelwald (2 nights)
-Drive to Lucerne (1 night)
-Drive through France on way to Paris (1 night somewhere in between Lucerne and Paris)
-Drive to/fly out of Paris (4 nights)

Having never been to Europe, can you offer any advice/tips on driving across Europe...anything I need to know about? Is is vastly different than driving here in the states? Any road signs I need to familiarize myself with before going? Also, from mapping the routes, there seems to be a lot of tolls in Europe..is that right?

According to Google Maps, the longest drive we will have is from Bologna to Grindelwald (about 6 hours)...are Google Maps distances and times accurate? Or do I need to plan for longer than the approximate times given by Google Maps?

We will need a very good GPS system so I'd love to hear your recommendations for that as well.

Any advice you can offer to help me with my preparation (and lessen my anxiety/stress level about driving through Europe) is greatly appreciated!

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