Interlaken means in between lakes. This small city in the Bernese Highlands region of central Switzerland is precisely that, a city located between two alpine lakes (Lake Brienz (Brienzersee) and Lake Thun (Thunersee)).
If looking for day trip ideas from Zurich, this one is very accessible by car or train. Interlaken is a delight for the eyes. Snow-peak mountains, turquoise blue waters, shopping and strolling opportunities, adventure for the adrenaline seekers or simply sitting down in a cafe to watch passersby, here everyone wins.