13 days in Zurich & Basel Itinerary

13 days in Zurich & Basel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Basel
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Lahore

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Zurich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Basel

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Barenpark, Clock Tower - Zytglogge, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Basel attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip