8 days in Basel & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Basel & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Basel & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Goetheanum, then meet the residents at Zoo Basel, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Peterskirche.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Basel trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Basel is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goetheanum
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Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Goetheanum ©
Goetheanum
Peterskirche ©
Peterskirche

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Basel to Amsterdam with the Route module. While traveling from Basel, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 36°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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