8 days in Venice, Zermatt & Interlaken Itinerary

8 days in Venice, Zermatt & Interlaken Itinerary

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8 days in Venice, Zermatt & Interlaken Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train + tram:  7​h
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  21​h 45​min
Chicago, United States

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 19th (Sat): explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Venice is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

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Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Zermatt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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 22nd (Tue), get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 2.5 hours. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Seilpark Interlaken
Seilpark Interlaken
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm