15 days in Interlaken & Zermatt Itinerary

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

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Interlaken — 6 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 Maennlichen and Zoological Museum. Family-friendly places like Collection de l'Art Brut and Cathedrale St-Nicolas will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg), Thunersee (in Thun) and Adelboden (in Adelboden). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online travel route planner.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in February: highs in Interlaken hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 28°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 7 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society. Venture out of the city with trips to Verbier (Ski Service & Karting Extreme Verbier), Bruson Ski Area (in Bruson) and Nendaz (Nendaz 4 Vallees & The Mont-Fort). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zermatt itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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