9 days in Interlaken, Brienz & Lucerne Itinerary

9 days in Interlaken, Brienz & Lucerne Itinerary

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9 days in Interlaken, Brienz & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Interlaken
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Brienz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lucerne
— 3 nights
End: Zurich

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, stroll through Hohematte Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary planning site .

Geneva to Interlaken is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Brienz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Brienz

Brienz ©
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Brienz. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, then hike along Axalp, and finally stop by Huggler Wood Carving.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brienz trip maker .

Brienz is just a short distance from Interlaken. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Brienz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, Trift Bridge
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Axalp ©
Axalp
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Walk Lucerne as well as Mount Titlis. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Titlis
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Swiss Museum of Transport ©
Swiss Museum of Transport
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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