5 days in France, Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

5 days in France, Zurich & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kempten, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colmar online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Colmar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 1 day

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, then admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then contemplate the long history of Michaelskloster, and finally trek along Philosopher’s Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.