10 days in Basel, Colmar & Strasbourg Itinerary

10 days in Basel, Colmar & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
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Basel, Switzerland

— 5 nights
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.
Art Basel has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Rietberg and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Uetliberg Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg), Zurich (Old Town, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, &more) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, examine the collection at Historisches Museum Baden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and take a peaceful walk through Linner Linde.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Basel online visit planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Basel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Basel. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Basel hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Colmar, France

— 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, then admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), and finally get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Basel to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Strasbourg, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Visit Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Fort De Schoenenbourg for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Petite France and Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Cascade de la Serva (in Natzwiller) and Cascade du Hohwald (in Le Hohwald). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, get a dose of the wild on VinoVarlot, and explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

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Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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