Best Day Trips from Interlaken

Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch

Located at an elevation of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), Jungfraujoch is a must-visit destination from Interlaken. To reach Jungfraujoch, you can take a scenic train ride from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg, which takes approximately 1.5 hours. From Kleine Scheidegg, you will transfer to the Jungfrau Railway, an engineering marvel that takes you to the summit. The train journey from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch takes about 50 minutes. The distance from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch is approximately 45 kilometers (28 miles).

Schilthorn
Schilthorn

The Schilthorn is a majestic peak known for its panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks. To reach the Schilthorn from Interlaken, you can take a series of cable cars. First, you will take a train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, which takes around 20 minutes. From Lauterbrunnen, you will board a cable car to Grütschalp and then transfer to another cable car to Mürren. From Mürren, you will take the aerial cableway to the Schilthorn. The entire journey from Interlaken to the Schilthorn takes approximately 2 hours. The distance from Interlaken to the Schilthorn is approximately 32 kilometers (20 miles).

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are stunning lakes located near Interlaken. To explore these lakes, you can take a leisurely cruise or boat ride. The distance from Interlaken to Lake Thun is around 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) and can be reached in about 20 minutes by car or public transportation. Lake Brienz is located a bit further, with a distance of approximately 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) from Interlaken, which takes around 30 minutes to reach.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Grindelwald is a picturesque alpine village nestled in the Bernese Alps. To reach Grindelwald from Interlaken, you can take a train, which takes about 35 minutes. The distance between Interlaken and Grindelwald is approximately 19 kilometers (11.8 miles). Once in Grindelwald, you can explore the charming village, enjoy various outdoor activities like hiking or skiing, and admire the stunning mountain scenery.

Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is a scenic valley renowned for its natural beauty, waterfalls, and hiking trails. To reach Lauterbrunnen from Interlaken, you can take a train, which takes approximately 20 minutes. The distance between Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen is approximately 13 kilometers (8.1 miles). Once in Lauterbrunnen, you can explore the picturesque valley, visit the impressive Trümmelbach Falls, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Harder Kulm
Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm is a popular viewing platform located just above Interlaken. To reach Harder Kulm, you can take a funicular railway from Interlaken. The funicular ride takes around 10 minutes to reach the summit. The distance from Interlaken to Harder Kulm is approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). From the viewing platform, you can enjoy panoramic views of Interlaken, Lake Thun, and Lake Brienz.

FAQ’s

Can I visit Schilthorn in a day from Interlaken?

    Yes, it is possible to visit Schilthorn in a day from Interlaken. The journey from Interlaken to Schilthorn takes approximately 2 hours, including transfers. Plan for a full day to explore the summit and enjoy the panoramic views.

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