9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Stuttgart Itinerary

9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Stuttgart Itinerary

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9 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Stuttgart Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Stuttgart, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  8 h
End: Ankara, Turkey

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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then take a stroll through La Petite France. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum and then make a trip to Barrage Vauban.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Strasbourg online travel planner .

Ankara, Turkey to Strasbourg is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Ankara in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Barrage Vauban ©
Barrage Vauban

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 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Town and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip maker .

Colmar is just a short distance from Strasbourg. In December, daytime highs in Colmar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to LEGOLAND Deutschland (in Gunzburg), Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Altstadt, & more) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum, don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie.

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You can take a train from Colmar to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, LEGOLAND Deutschland
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
LEGOLAND Deutschland ©
LEGOLAND Deutschland
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart

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