10 days in Lugano & Basel Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 6 nights
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Lugano — 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore. Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata and Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: walk around Parco Ciani, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, admire the natural beauty at Parco Villa Florida, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Lugano is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Lugano is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect Lugano to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Basel.
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Basel — 6 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Basel Minster. Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Rigi. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Zurich (Friedhof Fluntern & Bahnhofstrasse). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, and get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel.

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You can drive from Lugano to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in April, plan for little chillier nights in Basel, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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