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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata and Santa Maria degli Angioli. Kids will enjoy Lake Lugano and Parco Ciani. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate.

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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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Lugano at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Museum Tinguely. Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Basel side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, and delve into the distant past at Carolingian Outer Crypt.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Basel when traveling from Lugano in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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