10 days in Lugano & Basel Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 5 nights
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Lugano — 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto and La Chiesa Di San Giovanni Battista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Lake Lugano and Santa Maria degli Angioli. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, walk around Skatepark Lugano, don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco, and look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lugano visit website.

New York City, USA to Lugano is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lugano is 6 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Basel.
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Basel — 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Basel Minster and Old Town. Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Zurich (Lindenhof Hill & Bahnhofstrasse). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), admire the local landmark of Tinguely Fountain, and examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Basel journey maker.

Getting from Lugano to Basel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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