16 days in Paris, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Strasbourg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colmar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg
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Paris — 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In October, Paris is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile (in Ottrott), Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes) and Place Stanislas (in Nancy). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Strasbourg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Colmar.
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Colmar — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer (in Mulhouse), La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Fathers Monastery, and make a trip to Old Town.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colmar itinerary maker.

Drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Colmar sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg

Crossroads of Europe

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online travel planner.

Getting from Colmar to Strasbourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 8th (Tue).
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