10 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

10 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Mulhouse, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Denver, United States

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night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and then don't miss a visit to Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Basel day trip planning website .

Denver, USA to Basel is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 40°F in Basel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel

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nights
Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally appreciate the history behind Saint-Leon Fountain. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Maison Faller-Brief.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse trip maker website .

Mulhouse is just a stone's throw from Basel. In April in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Old Town, Maison Faller-Brief, Vieille Ville
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Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Old Town ©
Old Town

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night
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Freiburger Münster, then explore the activities along Bachle, and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planning app .

You can drive from Mulhouse to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Bachle ©
Bachle

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nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Le Puits a Six Seaux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Sainte Odile, do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, then don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg road trip planner.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Obernai, Domaine Albert Seltz, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie

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nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip planner .

You can drive from Strasbourg to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Strasbourg in April: highs in Heidelberg hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Spas Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda