14 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 7 nights
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Interlaken — 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kleine Scheidegg and Sherlock Holmes Museum. Family-friendly places like Chapel Bridge and Swiss Chocolate Chalet will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Grindelwald (Maennlichen Romantic Trail & Faulhorn), Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

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Washington DC, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Interlaken is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 7 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunnegga and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get some cultural insight at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Pfarrkirche Ernen (in Ernen), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Domaine Skiable Nax / Mt-Noble (in Nax). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cruise along Great St. Bernard Pass, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and test your team's savvy at Trapgame.

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Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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