23 days in Basel & St. Petersburg Itinerary

23 days in Basel & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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23 days in Basel & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 19 nights
Fly:  25​h
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
days
Basel, Switzerland

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.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rathaus (Municipio), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Basel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basel Minster, and finally see the interesting displays at HoosesaggMuseeum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), then explore the world behind art at Museum Tinguely, and then wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Basel is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Basel, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, Basel is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

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Basel Minster
Rathaus (Municipio)
Zoo Basel

19
days
St. Petersburg, Russia

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace on Moika, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and admire the natural beauty at Summer Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Basel to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Basel to St. Petersburg. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Basel in August: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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