9 days in Vienna & Basel Itinerary

9 days in Vienna & Basel Itinerary

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9 days in Vienna & Basel Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Basel, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Altmann & Kühne. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

4
nights
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.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Manor Baselfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry), Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Verenaschlucht (in Solothurn). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Rochers des Sommetres, wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, and stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Basel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Basel, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Biosphaere Entlebuch, Gorges de l'Areuse, Rochers des Sommetres, Verenaschlucht
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Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse

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