10 days in Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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

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Interlaken — 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Lake Lucerne and Parasailing & Paragliding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Schlosskirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lion Monument, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken online tour itinerary builder.

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. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get slightly colder in Interlaken: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Kids will appreciate attractions like Steed Tours and Montreux Lakeside. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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Getting from Interlaken to Montreux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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