20 days in Colmar, Mulhouse & Basel Itinerary

20 days in Colmar, Mulhouse & Basel Itinerary

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20 days in Colmar, Mulhouse & Basel Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly + Train:  12​h
1
Colmar, France
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Mulhouse, France
— 5 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Basel, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colmar: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Domaine Hubert METZ (in Blienschwiller) and Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, go for a walk through Grand Rue De Colmar, see the interesting displays at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colmar journey builder site .

Cairo, Egypt to Colmar is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Colmar is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Colmar: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nancy, Eguisheim, Vieille Ville, Corps de Garde, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: La Combe Saint-Pierre (in Charquemont) and Ballon d'Alsace (in Lepuix). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, tee off at Golf du Rhin, get a taste of the local shopping with Orlinda Lavergne, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mulhouse using our trip planner.

Mulhouse is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In January, daytime highs in Mulhouse are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Combe Saint-Pierre, La Mine Saint-Nicolas, Ballon d'Alsace
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Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse ©
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Interlaken (Hohematte Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more), Bern (Gurten, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), & more) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Alpineum). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, and see the interesting displays at Schachmuseum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary planning app .

Basel is very close to Mulhouse. In February in Basel, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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