8 days in Basel Itinerary

8 days in Basel Itinerary

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Basel

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Federal Building (Bundeshaus) and Aarburg Castle. Munot and Schloss Hünegg will appeal to history buffs. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Bern (Gurten & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern), Rheinfall (in Neuhausen) and Festung Vitznau (in Vitznau). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fondation Beyeler, explore the historical opulence of Thun Castle, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Scherzligen.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Basel trip generator.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Bern, Thun, Solothurn, Schloss Ebenrain
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