7 days in Basel & Zurich Itinerary

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Zurich
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Basel — 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Federal Building (Bundeshaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Seebad Eich (in Eich), Bern (Klingendes Museum, Schweizerisches , &more) and Heiternplatz (in Zofingen). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Basel day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Basel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Basel reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planner.

Getting from Basel to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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