7 days in Geneva & Basel Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Washington

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Geneva — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Geneva. In July, Geneva is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Basel.
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Basel — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Tinguely.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Basel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Basel are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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