10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 6 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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Interlaken — 2 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 Harderkulm will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (The Cathedral of Bern, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken road trip planner.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 63°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 6 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Lucerne and Chapel Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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