The first things that spring to my mind when “Switzerland” is mentioned is global financial hub, skiing, the Alps and an expensive country to visit.
The latter being probably the reason why Switzerland had still not been ticked off my list. With Covid-19 putting a halt on travel and Switzerland being a safe destination to visit even during a pandemic, I decided to finally treat myself and indulge in a little Swiss culture.
And boy was it a treat! I loved every minute of my time in Switzerland. If I had not known any better, I would have thought the city was showcasing itself in its best light just for me and what I didn’t think would spring to my mind during and post my trip is just how much I could genuinely see myself living in this country. Switzerland, if you are looking for a new resident, just let me know!
Everything you need to know about how to spend 3 days in Switzerland and 1 day in Lichtenstein can be found below. Including how much money to budget for a trip like this and the best form of transportation, QEEQ.
DISCLAIMER: This post is dedicated to my time in Switzerland and the unique places to visit here but I should also mention that it was hard to not be tempted to visit it’s neighborly country; Liechtenstein. I was already near by after all. See my complete Liechtenstein guide HERE.
DESTINATION: Switzerland & Liechtenstein DURATION OF STAY: 3 Days / 3 Nights
Basel Tourism – Showing Tourists how to
have a true Swiss experience in Basel.
Lauren On Location – Zurich to Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein Tourism – Best resource for
your travels in Liechtenstein straight from
locals. Super useful in personally helping me
plan my time in Liechtenstein.
(Route : Manchester to Basel & Zurich)
Cross Mittlere Brucke
Visit Basler Munster & Basel Town Hall
I’m Fluss River Music Concert
Drive to Zurich
Breakfast at Odeon Cafe
Explore Zurich West on electric scooter
Picnic lunch near Strandbad Mythenquai
Relax on top of Lindenhof Hill
Visit Zurich Old Town
Dinner at Haus Hiltl
Seestrasse Apartments Dreii Konige – Serviced
apartments in a beautiful art nouveau house
perfectly situated in the center of Zurch.
Girl Takes Mundo Weekend Itinerary
See the yummy stops of this
foodie visit HERE
WHAT TO DO: GOOD EATS:
WHAT TO DO: GOOD EATS:
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WHAT TO DO:
(Route: Zurich to Liechtenstein)
Hike to Vaduz Castle
Wine Tasting at The Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
Explore the National Museum & Postal Museum
Ride the Malbun Mountain Railways up to Sareis
See full Liechtenstein day trip guide HERE
Odeon Cafe – Legendary
breakfast eatery visited by
icons like Einstein
Haus Hiltl- 1st Vegetarian
rest. in the world offering
a buffet lunch
(Route: Zurich to Basel & Manchester)
Visit Three Country Corner
Lunch at Markthalle
Walk Rehberger Weg Trail
Departure flight to Manchester
Markthalle- Indoor /
outdoor food market
serving cuisine from
around the globe. “La
Arepera” & “Flavors of
Israel” were my favorite.
WHAT TO DO: GOOD EATS:
QEEQ – Help you rent your wheels easily anywhere
in the world. Their customer service responded
very quickly to my inquiries & thier app was
Hasenburg – Swiss eatery
serving up the delicious
Swiss mountain cheese
Lindenhof Hill- An elevated park in the city of Zurich with views to the Limmat River and Old
Zurich Old Town – The historic heart of the city with the Limmat river on both sides enjoy
walking in the area filled with cute shops and restaurants to explore
Zurich West – Hip, young neighborhood in Zurich featuring unique shopping and bars
Limmat River + Lake Zurich – Beautiful river beginning in the centrally located Lake Zurich
with pedestrian walkways along the bank used by locals for swimming, tubbing and any water
other activity you can think of.
Tourist Information Center – Site where you can purchase your Adventure Pass , personalized
postage stamps, and get your passport stamped.
Vaduz Castle – An easy 30 minute hike to the stunning royal castle with views of the Rhine
valley and city.
The Prince of Liechtenstein Winery – Sample some of the most top rated wines in the country.
National Museum – Wonderful exhibit that highlights the history, culture and people of
Liechtenstein Postal Museum – Famous for their stamps and all things post office.
Bergbahnen Malbun AG – This chairlift connects Malbun with the Sareisjoch mountain and
transports people up to one of the most gorgeous spots in Liechtenstein.
BASEL – Culture Capital of Switzerland
Rehberger Weg – 5 km long art trail that links Switzerland and Germany
Boarder Triangle – The point at which Switzerland, France and Germany meet with a bar
(Sandoase) where you can enjoy a cocktail or two in all 3 countries at the same time
Mittlere Brucke – Opened in 1226, this is the oldest Rhine crossing between Lake Constance and
the North Sea that links the old and new city areas today.
Basler Munster – This cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and gives you
beautiful views over Basel. If you are travelling alone make sure you find another person with
whom you can get up the tower due to security reasons.
If you stay in any accommodation in Basel you will receive
a free BaselCard which includes free use of public transport,
free WiFi hotspots plus a 50% discount on tourist attractions
(They even have a handy app that makes it easy to move
around & use your BaselCard)
In Liechtenstein a lot of attractions are closed on Sunday or
close early on Saturday so plan accordingly.
Traveling to Zurich during warm months? Pack a swim suit!
Locals love to take advantage of their river with pool clubs,
tubing, picnics perfect for tanning and you should too.
TRIP COSTS: £601.64* ($776.09 USD)
Flight – £68.44
Meals – £212
Accommodation – £152 (double occupancy)
Car Rental – £64.68
Misc. Transport Costs – £33.52
Entertainment – £71
*For 1 Person
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