9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Basel Itinerary

9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Basel Itinerary

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9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Basel Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  14 h
1
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg and then get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Strasbourg, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chapelle Saint-Pierre, Musee Bartholdi, Eglise des Dominicains, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Fontaine Bruat, admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer, then admire the landmark architecture of Maison Pfister, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, steep yourself in history at House of Heads, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Dominicains, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Bartholdi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Pierre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colmar driving holiday planner.

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In June in Colmar, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
House of Heads ©
House of Heads
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Eglise des Dominicains ©
Eglise des Dominicains

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tinguely-Brunnen, Antikenmuseum Basel, Spalen Gate, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster and make a trip to Rathaus.

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Traveling by car from Colmar to Basel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Basel sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Basel ©
Kunstmuseum Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Museum Kleines Klingental ©
Museum Kleines Klingental

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