20 days in Basel & Zurich Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel
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Basel
— 5 nights
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Rose Garden (Rosengarten), &more), Thunersee (in Thun) and Musee de la vie jurassienne Collection Chappuis-Fahndrich (in Develier). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, look for all kinds of wild species at Fondation pour le cheval Le Roselet, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Basel trip planner.

Washington, USA to Basel is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Get outdoors at Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Engelberg (Lake Trubsee & Titlis), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Winterthur Trail (in Winterthur). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, hike along Witzweg, visit Old Town, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 30°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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