17 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

17 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badenweiler, Germany
— 4 nights
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Mulhouse, France
— 3 nights

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Strasbourg, France — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MM Park France and Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, don't miss a visit to La Neustadt, contemplate the long history of Le Puits a Six Seaux, and examine the collection at Pixel Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg holiday website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Strasbourg Airport and Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport. In July in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Riquewihr.
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Riquewihr, France — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Communication - Postes-Transports-Telecoms -, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Croix, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, then take in panoramic vistas at Tour des Bouchers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre-Dame de Dusenbach. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower, learn about winemaking at Hugel et Fils, and then indulge your taste buds at Cave Bucher Jean Luc.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riquewihr day trip planning website.

Getting from Strasbourg to Riquewihr by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colmar.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise des Dominicains and Vieille Ville de Turckheim. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Route des Vins and Musee du Memorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Little Venice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, and take an in-depth tour of The Village of Hansi and his Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar driving holiday planner.

Colmar is just a short distance from Riquewihr. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historisches Kaufhaus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Badenweiler.
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Badenweiler, Germany — 4 nights

Badenweiler is a health resort and spa in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, historically in the Markgräflerland. Popular historic sites such as Burg Badenweiler and Burgruine Barenfels are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Buergeln and Evangelische Pauluskirche. Explore Badenweiler's surroundings by going to Rokokohaus (in Bad Sackingen), Todtmoos (St. Josefs-Kapelle & Museum Heimethus) and Dreilandermuseum (in Lorrach). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kur- und Schlosspark Badenweiler, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Kirche St.Peter, take an in-depth tour of Literarisches Museum - Tschechow Salon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster St. Trudpert.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Badenweiler day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Badenweiler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 3 nights

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hôtel de ville - Musée Historique and Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple Saint Etienne and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Go for a jaunt from Mulhouse to Murbach to see Abbaye de Murbach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Thiebaud, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Leger.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mulhouse online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Badenweiler to Mulhouse by car takes about an hour. In July in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night.
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