20 days in Basel & Zurich Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel
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Basel
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Zurich
— 14 nights
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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 outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Rochers des Sommetres. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir (in Interlaken), St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Bern (Museum of Natural History of Bern, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, explore the activities along Lac de Neuchatel, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and don't miss a visit to Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Basel online trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Basel is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Basel. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 14 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Lake Lucerne, &more), Festung Vitznau (in Vitznau) and Engelberg (Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg & Titlis). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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