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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fondation Beyeler and Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing. Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and Kunsthaus. Venture out of the city with trips to Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg (in Liestal), Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen (in Wengen) and Augusta Raurica (in Augst). The adventure continues: walk around Creux du Van, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18.5-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 April, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. You will leave for Zermatt on the 9th (Fri).
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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.
Attractions like Gornergrat and Ski Service make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Aletsch Glacier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Riederalp (in Riederalp), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Museo delle guardie svizzere (in Naters). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and see the winter wonderland with Sunnegga.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.
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