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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Museum Rietberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & The Rosengart Collection), Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg) and Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Uetliberg Mountain, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, examine the collection at Historisches Museum Baden, delve into the lush surroundings at Linner Linde, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Basel road trip planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Basel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Basel hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to 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): explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, then admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colmar vacation planner.

You can drive from Basel to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palais de Rohan and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Fort De Schoenenbourg will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Cascade du Hohwald (in Le Hohwald) and Cascade de la Serva (in Natzwiller). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Petite France, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, see what you can catch with Mathieu Romain Moniteur - Guide De Peche, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg vacation planning site.

Drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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