10 days in Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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Interlaken
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Montreux
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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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse), Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge) and Bern (Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) & Barenpark). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken visit planner.

New York City, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. March in Interlaken sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Plexus Art Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Montreux Lakeside and Steed Tours. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, get engrossed in the history at Musée de Montreux, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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