Basel, Switzerland
The perfect 3 days itinerary

Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. It's known for its vibrant cultural scene, particularly in art and theatre. Basel is home to the Tinguely Museum and Fondation Beyeler, and hosts the country's biggest carnival, the Fasnacht. The city's beautiful Old Town, the large market square, the historical museum and the natural history museum are also worth a visit.

What to do in Basel?

This 3 days 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: Discover Basel's Art Scene

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Kunstmuseum, the oldest art collection in the world accessible to the public. After that, head to the Tinguely Museum, dedicated to the works of Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely.

Afternoon

Visit the Fondation Beyeler, a museum of modern and contemporary art. It's located in an idyllic setting at the edge of a park, surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Evening

Stroll around the Old Town and enjoy a traditional Swiss meal at one of the local restaurants.


Day 2: Explore Basel's History and Culture

Morning

Visit the Basel Minster, a beautiful red sandstone cathedral with stunning views over the Rhine. Then, explore the Historical Museum Basel, where you can learn about the city's rich history.

Afternoon

Take a boat trip on the Rhine and enjoy the beautiful views of the city. Visit the Basel Paper Mill Museum, a fascinating museum dedicated to paper, writing, and printing.

Evening

Enjoy a performance at the Theater Basel, one of the most important and oldest theatres in Switzerland.


Day 3: A Day of Leisure and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Basel Zoo, the oldest and largest zoo in Switzerland. It's home to a wide variety of animals from all over the world.

Afternoon

Head to the Marktplatz for some shopping. Here, you'll find everything from fresh produce to local crafts. Don't forget to visit the Rathaus, the stunning city hall that overlooks the square.

Evening

End your trip with a relaxing stroll along the Rhine and enjoy the beautiful sunset.


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