14 days in Germany, France & Basel Itinerary

14 days in Germany, France & Basel Itinerary

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14 days in Germany, France & Basel Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Mulhouse, France
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
7
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frankfurt trip simple and quick.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Frankfurt. In October, Frankfurt is much colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes European Parliament Strasbourg, Centre-ville de Strasbourg, Place Kleber, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Route des Vins
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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.
On the 14th (Mon), get all the information you need at Office de Tourisme de Colmar. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Little Venice, admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House), admire the landmark architecture of Maison Pfister, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Dominicains, and finally admire the landmark architecture of House of Heads.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colmar route planner .

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Route des Cretes
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Koifhus (Old Custom House) ©
Koifhus (Old Custom House)

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schwabentor, Martinstor, Historisches Kaufhaus, and other attractions. On the 17th (Thu), admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, pick up some local products at Freiburger Muenstermarkt, then contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, then pause for some photo ops at Martinstor, and finally make a trip to Schwabentor.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Shopping Historic Sites
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Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Munsterplatz
Munsterplatz
Schwabentor ©
Schwabentor

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colmar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. On the 18th (Fri), you're off toMulhouse.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
day
Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration, then examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, and then examine the collection at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse route builder .

Mulhouse is just a short distance from Colmar. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar vacation planner.

Colmar is very close to Mulhouse. You will leave for Baden-Baden on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
day
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.
You've added Mittlere Brucke, Marktplatz, Rathaus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Mittlere Brucke, go for a walk through Marktplatz, make a trip to Rathaus, then wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, and finally make a trip to Muensterplatz.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Basel road trip planner .

You can drive from Colmar to Basel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar
For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Basel to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Baden-Baden on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip maker app .

Drive from Colmar to Baden-Baden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Fun & Games Casinos Spas
Highlights from your plan
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Spas

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Hauptwache, Zeilgalerie, Roemerberg, and other attractions you added. See even more of Frankfurt: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt vacation site .

Take a train from Baden-Baden to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

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