4 of the Best Day Trips from Zurich

The ease of getting around Switzerland makes taking a day trip from Zurich a no-brainer. Here are 4 amazing options that you'll want to add to your trip itinerary ASAP!  Side note: if you rent a car, be careful not to speed. There are radar speed enforcers all over the place. If you don't want to rent a car, you should still have no trouble getting around with the Swiss public transportation systems. Download the SBB Mobile app and input your current location and where you want to go to see your options and how long the trip will take you. Expand each choice to see the type of transportation you would take (train, bus, ship, funicular, and/or tramway) and any connections or changes you'll need to make.  Interlaken From Zurich, the train ride to Interlaken takes about 2 hours. If you rent a car it will take about 1.5 hours, and Interlaken has plenty of (paid) parking.  Near the railway station in the middle of Interlaken is a funicular that goes to the top of Harder Kulm tha

How to Spend 1 Day in Zurich

Zurich is an absolutely beautiful city with a lot of different things you can do. If you only have 24 hours there, here's how I would make the most of it.  Start your day off at the Lindt Home of Chocolate. There's a café attached to the factory where you can enjoy a coffee and/or grab a bite to eat. Then head inside and take a tour. You can book a personally guided tour if you would like, but I thought that the tour with an audioguide was excellent. You can choose English or another language of your choice, grab your audioguide, and stroll through the factory at your own pace, tapping the whisk icon at the different displays to learn about cultivating cocoa plants, the history of chocolate , and famous Chocolatiers in Switzerland. After learning how chocolate has been developed, it only makes sense to taste a bunch of it. You can taste as much chocolate as you want in production and tasting areas! The tour and tastings take about 90 minutes total, maybe longer if you linger i