5 days in Basel, Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

5 days in Basel, Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

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Basel
— 1 day
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 1 day
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Basel

— 1 day
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 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Basel Minster and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel.

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Manchester, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Basel is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in April, you will find days in Basel are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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Getting from Basel to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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Geneva

— 1 day

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
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