5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel route maker

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Interlaken
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Interlaken

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip tool.

Detroit, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. In September, Interlaken is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.