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 International Museum of Watches. Explore hidden gems such as Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Fondation Beyeler. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (Museum of Communication & Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum), Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg (in Granges-Paccot) and Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online trip itinerary maker.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Interlaken, you'll lose 6 hours 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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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 Mountaineers' Cemetery. Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Riffelberg "Bruder Klaus" are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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