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swiss itinerary

Arriving Zurich Sept 26 at 11.35 am from US, my first trip to Switzerland. Leaving Sept 29th at 6pm from Basel on a Rhine river cruise. Would appreciate any suggestions for splitting time between the two- spend Thurs,Fri in Zurich leave Sat for Basel or leave Fri for Basel

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Put your bags in a locker and spend 2 hours walking around the old town in Zurich, add an hour for lunch. Leave for Lucerne before 4 pm busy hour. Stay in Lucerne for 2 nights/1 day. Enjoy the old town, the lake and a peak. Move to Basel on 28th.

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Take above advise and stay in Lucern (that's what we are doing for our Oct cruise). We are not even going to Basel until the day of the cruise- train from Lucerne to Basel is only a little more than 1 hr and there are many trains per day.

Don't evenworry about getting the cruise ship transport from Zurich to Basel. The cruise ship docks are very easy to find yourself from the Basel train station.

Everything that I have read, indicates Lucerne is a much nicer place to spend your time than in Zurich.

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Hi oncodocus

For things to do at Lucerne look at www.luzern.com and the Top Questions about Lucerne (TA Lucerne forum).

Have fun


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Spend also one day in Basel and it's old city center and the cathedral. bofoster is right.


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Lucerne......the entire time....

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