14 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Interlaken — 7 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 Interlaken Walking Tours and Jesuitenkirche make great kid-friendly stops. Kleine Scheidegg and Oberhofen Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Reichenbach Waterfall (in Meiringen), Montreux (Musée de Montreux, Montreux Lakeside, &more) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Allmendhubel, glide through the air with Airtime Paragliding, and stroll through Schynige Platte.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunnegga and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais), Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along 5 Lakes Walk, and stroll through Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt vacation builder app.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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