Route & dates
9 days in Venice, Zermatt & Interlaken Itinerary
Chicago, United States
Fly: 20h 15min
Venice, Italy— 2 nights
train + tram: 7h
Zermatt, Switzerland— 2 nights
train: 2h 30min
Interlaken, Switzerland— 2 nights
train + Fly: 21h 45min
Chicago, United States
City of Romance
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.
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Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.
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You can take a train from Venice to Zermatt in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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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.On the 21st (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, head outdoors with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, and then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.
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Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off tohome.
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