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Nov 17, 2011 - 10:00 AM

We are traveling to Basel on the week of 4 - 10 Dec 2011,

Arrival at Zurich 4 Dec morning, depart from Zurich on 10 Dec morning.

For 5 & 6 Dec, we have company event in Basel.

On the 4 Dec we are planning some sight-seeing in Basel. Kindly advise where are the good places to visit?

On the 7 Dec, we plan day trip to Interlaken. Kindly advise what are the must see there?

For the 8 & 9 Dec, what are recommendation places to visit? And we hope to end the visit at Zurich on the 9th Dec.

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Nov 19, 2011 - 8:37 AM
Hi youneverwalkalone,

You can best check the Basel Tourism website for current events (perhaps you like the Christmas markets?). As for day trips out of Basel: Basel is located in the North West corner of Switzerland, so it requires relatively long trips to reach the rest of the country. I would recommend to do those trips by train and look into the Swiss rail passes. Regarding Interlaken: I would pick a viewing point such as the Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn, south of Interlaken. You may want to skip this alltogether if the weather is bad. There's not that much to see or do when it's rainy. A city trip to Bern, Zurich or Geneva would be better in that case. Just check this website including the forum for more tips. There's plenty to see but it depends on what you like (museums, sports, hiking, traveling?).

Have fun!

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