3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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3 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h
1
Basel
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

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Basel

Basel ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basel vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Basel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Basel is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

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Jakob's Basler Leckerly ©
Jakob's Basler Leckerly

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation builder website .

Traveling by train from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

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Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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