15 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

15 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fondation Beyeler and The Rosengart Collection. Kids will enjoy Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Basel (St. Johanns Tor, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, &more), Lucerne (Museggmauer, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), &more) and Gedenkstatte Fur Fluchtlinge (in Riehen). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, admire the sheer force of Taubenlochschlucht, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parc de l'Independance.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken online route planner.

Washington, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Interlaken. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in April: highs in Interlaken hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 30:

Zermatt

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunnegga and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and take in the awesome beauty at Castor Mountain.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5: