5 days in Besancon & Alsace Itinerary

5 days in Besancon & Alsace Itinerary

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Drive
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Besancon
— 1 night
Drive
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Ribeauville
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Riquewihr
— 1 night
Drive
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Colmar
— Few hours
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Besancon

Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Porte Noire, make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centre historique de Besancon. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Besancon road trip planning website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Besancon is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Besancon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Ribeauville.

Things to do in Besancon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ribeauville

Ribeauvillé is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.GeographyThe town is located around 10mi north of Colmar and 75kmsouth of Strasbourg. To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ribeauville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Ribeauville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Ribeauville

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas · Casinos
Highlights from your trip

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Riquewihr

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple Saint Etienne, Theatre de la Sinne and Eglise Saint-Etienne. On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Saint Etienne, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Theatre de la Sinne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tour des Voleurs, and finally look for gifts at Feerie de Noel.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riquewihr trip planner.

Riquewihr is just a stone's throw from Ribeauville. In September, daytime highs in Riquewihr are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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hours
Colmar

Little Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Town and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip planner.

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Riquewihr. In September, daytime highs in Colmar are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.