Basel, Switzerland

The perfect 1 day itinerary

Basel, located on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, is a cultural hub known for its vibrant art scene, historic architecture, and thriving pharmaceutical industry. The city boasts an impressive array of museums, including the renowned Kunstmuseum, and is home to the oldest university in Switzerland. Basel's charming Old Town, with its medieval buildings and cobblestone streets, offers a glimpse into the city's rich history. This 1-day itinerary will guide you through the highlights of Basel, ensuring you experience the best the city has to offer in a short time.

What to do in Basel?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Basel. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day in Basel: Art, History, and Scenic Views


Start your day at the Kunstmuseum Basel, one of the most significant art museums in Europe, housing an extensive collection of artworks from the Middle Ages to contemporary pieces. Spend a couple of hours exploring the museum's impressive galleries.

Next, take a short walk to the Basel Minster, a stunning Gothic cathedral with twin towers that dominate the city's skyline. Climb to the top for panoramic views of Basel and the Rhine River.


Head to the Old Town, where you can wander through narrow, winding streets lined with medieval buildings. Visit the Town Hall, a striking red sandstone building with a richly decorated facade and a beautiful courtyard. Enjoy lunch at one of the many charming cafes or restaurants in the area, sampling local Swiss cuisine.

After lunch, take a leisurely stroll along the Rhine River, enjoying the scenic views and perhaps stopping at one of the riverside parks for a moment of relaxation.


End your day with a visit to the Tinguely Museum, dedicated to the works of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely. The museum's interactive and kinetic sculptures provide a unique and engaging experience.

For dinner, head to the Kleinbasel district, known for its diverse culinary scene. Choose from a variety of international and local restaurants to cap off your day in Basel.

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