10 days in Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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

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Interlaken — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Lake Zurich (in Zurich), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Interlaken journey maker app.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in October: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 57°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) 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.
Kids will enjoy Chateau de Chillon and Queen Studio Experience. Get a sense of the local culture at Chaplin's World and Plexus Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and get engrossed in the history at Musée de Montreux.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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