12 days in Basel & Alsace Itinerary

12 days in Basel & Alsace Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riquewihr, France
— 7 nights
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Basel, Switzerland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche, steep yourself in history at Wartenberg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Basilea. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Pfalz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Martinskirche, make a trip to Predigerkirche, then see the interesting displays at Anatomisches Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Wehrkirche St. Arbogast.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Basel

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Strasbourg, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Peter's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Trophime, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Jean Wach, then steep yourself in history at Le Domaine De La Leonardsau, then see the interesting displays at Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim.

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Traveling by car from Basel to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Riquewihr, France

— 7 nights
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Discover out-of-the-way places like La maison Hansi and Musee de la Communication - Postes-Transports-Telecoms -. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee du Memorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar and Musee de Dolder. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riquewihr: Domaine Achillee (in Scherwiller), Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster) and Association du Lançoir (in Ban-sur-Meurthe-Clefcy). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise protestant Sainte-Marguerite, learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Foy, and contemplate the long history of Porte Haute.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Riquewihr travel route planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Riquewihr in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. July in Riquewihr sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

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