8 days in Black Forest Itinerary

8 days in Black Forest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Black Forest trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baden-Baden
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpirsbach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau
— 4 nights
Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Fly to Catania

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Baden-Baden

— 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 30th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten auf dem Beutig and then try to win big at Kurhaus Baden-Baden. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Hohenbaden Old Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall, then take a memorable drive along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, and finally admire the sheer force of Allerheiligen Wasserfalle.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baden-Baden online sightseeing planner.

Catania, Italy to Baden-Baden is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Catania in August; daily highs in Baden-Baden reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alpirsbach.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

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Alpirsbach

— 2 nights
Alpirsbach is a town in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Allerheiligen, don't miss a visit to Gengenbach Town Hall, then contemplate the long history of Historische Altstadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, then walk around Park mit Allen Sinnen, then find something for the whole family at Rodelbahn Gutach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Alpirsbacher Klosterbraeu.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alpirsbach tour builder app.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Alpirsbach by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Alpirsbach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Alpirsbach

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Freiburg im Breisgau

— 4 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Visiting Schauinslandbahn and Kandel will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wutachschlucht and New Town Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus (in Grafenhausen), Dom St. Blasien (in Sankt Blasien) and Belchen (in Aitern). There's much more to do: walk around Seepark, get to know the resident critters at Mundenhof, explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, and contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau road trip website.

Traveling by car from Alpirsbach to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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