25 days in Interlaken, Zurich & Munich Itinerary

25 days in Interlaken, Zurich & Munich Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Train:  10 h 15 min
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

8
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gruyeres Castle and SOON Galerie. Visit Chateau de Chillon and Mosesbrunnen for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren) and Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Barenpark, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, trek along The Eiger, look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, and kick back and relax at Schwimmbad Merligen.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Interlaken driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Interlaken is an approximately 13-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Interlaken reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Brienz, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Chateau de Chillon
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

8
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Landesmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, The Rosengart Collection, &more) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Pilatus Luzern). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip website.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

8
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Asamkirche. Do your shopping at Viktualienmarkt and Schack-Galerie. Change things up with a short trip to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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