10 days in Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Interlaken — 4 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Galerie Wydi. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument) and Barenpark (in Bern). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip app.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 5 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Chateau de Chillon and Plexus Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Montreux Lakeside and Queen Studio Experience. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, see the interesting displays at Vine, Wine and Wine Label Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Montreux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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