20 days in Basel & Zurich Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel
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Zurich
— 13 nights
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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 outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Creux du Van. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen (in Unterseen), Bern (Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), Tierpark Bern, &more) and Rothenfluh Ruins (in Wilderswil). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, look for gifts at Ambra Minerals, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthauskirche.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Basel road trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Basel is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Basel, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 13 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. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Engelberg (Lake Trubsee & Titlis), Festung Vitznau (in Vitznau) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Rigi, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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