7 days in Lugano & Basel Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Lugano — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Cattolica Romana Sacro Cuore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then walk around Parco Ciani.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lugano day trip site.

Dublin, Ireland to Lugano is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Lugano. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Lugano reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Basel.
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Basel — 4 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.
Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Basel journey maker app.

Getting from Lugano to Basel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lugano in June since evenings lows in Basel dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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