15 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

15 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Interlaken
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Interlaken
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Jesuitenkirche. Fondation Beyeler and Rothenfluh Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Vennerbrunnen (in Bern), Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier (in Neuchatel) and Grosse Scheidegg (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

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Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18-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. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Interlaken to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Venture out of the city with trips to Sion (Valere Basilica & Chateau de Tourbillon) and Les Mines De Sel De Bex (in Bex). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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