10 days in Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
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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.
Old Town and Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Chapel Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre & Lion Monument) and Bern (Barenpark, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi, and look for gifts at The Mad Cow.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder app.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in November, plan for little chillier days in Interlaken, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Bring the kids along to Chateau de Chillon and Queen Studio Experience. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plexus Art Gallery and Church Saint-Vincent. Take a break from Montreux with a short trip to Creux du Van in Gorgier, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, explore the galleries of Musée de Montreux, get a new perspective on things with Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux route maker website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 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 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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