5-Day Switzerland City Break in Basel

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Take a 5-day city break in Switzerland and explore Basel like a local. Immerse yourself in the charm of Basel, where every corner holds a new adventure.

Experience the ultimate Basel city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 4 nights in Basel at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Basel or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 5-day holiday in Basel will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Basel, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Basel offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Basel, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Basel Zoo, Basel Minster, and middle bridge are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Basel by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Switzerland's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Basel promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Basel is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Basel's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Switzerland.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Basel. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Switzerland.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Basel reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Basel.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Basel fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Basel as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Basel, Switzerland!

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View of the Old Town of Basel with red stone Munster cathedral and the Rhine river, Switzerland.Basel / 4 nights



Photo of Pink flamingos in the water in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland.Basel Zoo
Photo of the Basel Minster Cathedral in Switzerland.Basel Minster
photo of Middle bridge over Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland.Middle bridge
Tinguely Fountain, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandTinguely Fountain
Fine Arts Museum Basel, Vorstädte, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandFine Arts Museum Basel
Kannenfeld Park, St. Johann, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandKannenfeld Park
photo of Spalentor Gate in Basel, one of the most beautiful gates of Switzerland.Gate of Spalen
photo of Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland.Museum Tinguely
Museum of Natural History Basel, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandMuseum of Natural History Basel
Basel Paper Mill
photo of beautiful sunny day at University of Basel Botanical Garden in Basel, Switzerland.University of Basel Botanical Garden
photo of skyline of the old town of Basel with Basler Minster and Wettstein Bridge in the foreground on a blue cloud spring day in Basel, Switzerland.Wettsteinbrücke
Pfalz, Altstadt Grossbasel, Basel, Basel-City, SwitzerlandPalatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform


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Day 1

Day 1 – Basel - arrival day

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  • Middle bridge
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Basel. You’ll stay in Basel for 4 nights.

Start your day with a visit to Mittlere Brücke. This extraordinary road bridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,025 visitors.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Basel. Check-in at hotels in Switzerland normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Basel offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

After a full day of exploring, we recommend you try one of the best places to eat in Basel. Enjoy the local flavors, unwind, and reflect on the day's adventures.

Indulge in an exquisite Bib Gourmand dining experience at Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl. Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional classic french cuisine.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit tibits, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, tibits has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,794 customers.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 5-day city break in Basel! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Basel

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  • Basel Zoo
  • Basel Minster
  • Palatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform
  • Museum of Natural History Basel
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Get ready for another exciting day in Basel on day 2 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 3 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Basel.

Kick off the day at Zoo Basel, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. Attracting approximately 2,012,511 visits every year, this attraction is a must-see. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 15,178 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Basel Minster. Basel Minster is a cathedral with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,442 reviews.

Palatinate (Pfalz) Viewing Platform is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 749 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Museum of Natural History Basel. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,084 visitors.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a long day of sightseeing, try one of the best restaurants in Basel.

Make sure to book a table at Restaurant Fiorentina Basel, a popular restaurant in Basel. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,379 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit KLARA 13 AG, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, KLARA 13 AG has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,460 customers.

Reflect on the adventures of the day as you unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Basel. Tomorrow holds new possibilities and discoveries!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Basel

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  • University of Basel Botanical Garden
  • Gate of Spalen
  • Kannenfeld Park
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Rise and shine for day 3 of your city break in Basel! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 2 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Basel.

Journey into the unknown at University of Basel Botanical Garden, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable botanical garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,078 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Spalentor is a recommended place to visit. This tower is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,475 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Basel is Kannenfeldpark. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,501 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Basel offers an experience you will remember.

Your discoveries in Basel do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Basel on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Basel.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit HANS IM GLÜCK - BASEL Steinenvorstadt. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Basel has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 1,144 happy diners.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Flanagan's, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Basel. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,232 delighted customers.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Basel by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Basel

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  • Wettsteinbrücke
  • Fine Arts Museum Basel
  • Basel Paper Mill
  • Museum Tinguely
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Wake up to day 4 of your exciting city break in Basel. You still have 1 night left in Basel, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Wettstein Bridge, a remarkable road bridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 942 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Fine Arts Museum Basel. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,049 travelers.

Basel Paper Mill is another must-visit attraction. This renowned paper museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,409 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Museum Tinguely. This well-loved art museum boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,311 reviews.

You can learn more about Basel today by going on a tour. Basel offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

Before you know it, it’s time to head out for dinner. Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in Basel.

Plan ahead and secure a table at WERK 8, an acclaimed dining establishment in Basel. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 996 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Volkshaus Basel. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,123 customers.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Basel, Switzerland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Basel - departure day

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  • Tinguely Fountain
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Your city break in Basel is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Switzerland.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Basel offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Basel.

If you can catch a later flight today, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you discover more iconic landmarks and hidden gems in Basel.

Tinguely Fountain is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Basel. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,117 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Basel, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

If you look forward to a delicious meal, consider a top-rated restaurant like Gifthüttli. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,132 customers.

As you prepare to leave Basel, remember the moments of joy, discovery, and connection you've experienced in Switzerland. Carry them with you as souvenirs of your journey, guiding you as you continue to explore and create new memories.

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