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
— 8 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Cathedral of Bern and Uferpromenade Weggis. Attractions like Harderkulm and Heimwehfluh make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil), Einsiedelei St. Verena (in Soleure) and Lucerne (Museggmauer, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary maker.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunnegga and Hinterdorfstrasse. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and pause for some photo ops at Bergfuhrerdenkmal.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt route builder tool.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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