3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly + train:  16​h
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Jet Boat Interlaken, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Interlaken, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Interlaken to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Jet Boat Interlaken

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Zurich

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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Lake Zurich
Grossmunster
Fraumünster Church

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