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 appreciate attractions like Lake Lugano and Parco Ciani. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata and Centro storico Gandria. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, and kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico.

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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Lugano due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Basel Minster will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Basel side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lion Monument). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, see the interesting displays at Museum Tinguely, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

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You can drive from Lugano to Basel in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lugano in June since evenings lows in Basel dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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