14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

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14 days in Germany, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Gengenbach, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Wurzburg (Vierroehrenbrunnen, Alte Mainbruecke, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Romer, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Frankfurt vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Frankfurt is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for cooler days in Frankfurt, with highs around 7°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Schloss Heidelberg
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Romer ©
Romer
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Aachener Rathaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cologne route website .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aachen
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
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 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cologne to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Room Escape Games

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, make a trip to Old Town, and then explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colmar road trip website .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille Ville
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
nights
Gengenbach, Germany

Gengenbach ©
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and then steep yourself in history at Historische Altstadt.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gengenbach trip maker .

Getting from Colmar to Gengenbach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Wineries Museums Spas

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
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Weingut Schloss Neuweier ©
Weingut Schloss Neuweier
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Spas

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