9 days in Basel & Zurich Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Basel
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Basel
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Zurich
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Basel — 1 night

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 22nd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Wellness-Welt sole uno, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally stop by Basel's Old Town.

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Washington, USA to Basel is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Basel is 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi), Lucerne (Rigi, Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Peakdivers (in Bunzen). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, view the masterpieces at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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