9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Popular historic sites such as Kleine Scheidegg and Schlosskirche are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) (in Bern), Zermatt (The Matterhorn & Kapelle Riffelberg "Bruder Klaus") and Magdalena Hermitage (in Granges-Paccot). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Interlaken. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Zermatt, Chateau de Chillon, Magdalena Hermitage
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Museggmauer. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Lucerne to see Mt Pilatus about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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