14 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 8 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Interlaken — 8 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.
Bring the kids along to Collection de l'Art Brut and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Schynige Platte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen), Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, &more) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: glide through the air with Twin Paragliding, take in the awesome beauty at Niesen, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and stop by Basel's Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Interlaken at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Family-friendly places like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Gorner Gorge will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Aletsch Glacier. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Mines De Sel De Bex (in Bex), Trapgame (in Charrat) and Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes). There's lots more to do: push the limits with Forest Fun Park Zermatt, take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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