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.
Lugano is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, get great views at Monte San Salvatore, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Cattolica Romana Sacro Cuore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner.

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. Traveling from Dublin to Lugano, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Lugano at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 Lake Zurich (in Zurich), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, don't miss a visit to Carolingian Outer Crypt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Basel road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lugano to Basel in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in June, plan for little chillier nights in Basel, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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