6 days in Basel & Geneva Itinerary

6 days in Basel & Geneva Itinerary

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6 days in Basel & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Basel
1
Basel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Basel

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Munot and Schloss Lenzburg. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fondation Beyeler and Glasi Hergiswil. Step out of Basel to go to Solothurn and see St. Ursenkathedrale, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Basel trip builder site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In October in Basel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, Augusta Raurica, Schloss Lenzburg, Munot, St. Ursenkathedrale
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Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice), admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, and finally view the masterpieces at Espace Quai1. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva driving holiday planner .

Drive from Basel to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Chateau de Nyon, Espace Quai1, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

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