The Perfect Weekend in Interlaken, Switzerland

If you’ve been dreaming of the Swiss Alps and trying to plan a weekend visiting the stunning destination of Switzerland, let us introduce you to the perfect solution: Interlaken.

Bus2alps has been lucky to call Interlaken, Switzerland our home for over 17 years, so we’d like to consider ourselves experts in crafting the perfect trip to this Swiss paradise.

We’ve created the perfect itinerary for the ultimate weekend in Interlaken, Switzerland. Check out our recommended plan below or let us handle the details and look at what trips we have running to the Swiss Alps.

The Ultimate Weekend Itinerary for Interlaken, Switzerland

Day 1 – Visit the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Head to the top of a mountain and visit the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria to take in sweeping views of the surrounding Swiss Alps.

The top is 2970m above sea level and you’ll be able to view Eiger, Mönch, and the Jungfrau peaks.

You’ll take a series of cable cars to reach the very top where you’ll walk across suspended cages that test your courage, and visit the James Bond Museum.

We recommend enjoying a meal at the world’s first revolving restaurant!

bus2alps in jungfrau

Day 2 – Kayak Lake Brienz 

Interlaken is located between two stunning bright blue lakes, so take the opportunity to view the Alps from a unique perspective, from a kayak on the lake!

You’ll have the lake to yourself during the colder months you’ll be surrounded by snow-covered mountains that reflect on the reflective water.

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Day 3 – Taste Interlaken’s Best Food

In the quaint center of Interlaken, you’ll find a variety of local shops full of Swiss goods, but there is one place you can’t leave Switzerland without trying: Swiss chocolate paradise – Funky Chocolate Club.

Try a variety of their delicious chocolate creations, we recommend the chocolate-covered strawberries and hot chocolate!

You should also try these other local dishes:

  • Älplermagronen – Swiss mac n’ cheese with applesauce
  • Rösti – think of it as a  Swiss version of an American skillet
  • Fondue – Chocolate or cheese fondue is the ultimate cold-weather Swiss dish

Other Interlaken Adventure Activities Await

Interlaken is considered the Adventure Capital of Europe, so fill the rest of your weekend with one of the many outdoor activities it has to offer!

How about…

  • Paragliding
  • Skydiving
  • Sledding (weather-permitting: Late November – March)
  • Skiing/Snowboarding (weather-permitting: Late November – March)

And tons more!

Better yet, join us on one of our upcoming trips to hang out with other study abroad students for an epic weekend in one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

See you in the Alps!