14 days in France, Freiburg im Breisgau & Basel Itinerary

14 days in France, Freiburg im Breisgau & Basel Itinerary

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14 days in France, Freiburg im Breisgau & Basel Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
1
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Place Stanislas (in Nancy) and Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of La Petite France, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, get your game on at Les Cognees, and see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip builder tool .

London, UK to Strasbourg is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Strasbourg. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Strasbourg reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Place Stanislas, Œuvre de la cathédrale
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Cite de l'Automobile (in Mulhouse) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, have some family-friendly fun at L'Aliane Bar Boutiquo-Jeux, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, and don't miss a visit to Old Town.

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

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Cite de l'Automobile, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Porte du Lalli
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

4
nights
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.
Explore Freiburg im Breisgau's surroundings by going to Baden-Baden (Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, Museum Frieder Burda, & more) and Heidelberg (Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), Schloss Heidelberg, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, admire the masterpieces at Augustinermuseum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and admire the striking features of Munsterplatz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rathaus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, stop by Johann Wanner, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, then get great views at Pfalz, and finally make a trip to Spalen Gate.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Basel visit planner.

Take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Basel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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