4 days in Basel, Mulhouse & Zurich Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
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Mulhouse, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

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 8th (Thu): get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Basel is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Basel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Basel. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 1 night

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Couvert and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Saint-Leon Fountain, contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Croix, then examine the collection at Hôtel de ville - Musée Historique, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Saint Etienne.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mulhouse trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Basel to Mulhouse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Predigerkirche, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Mulhouse to Zurich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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