27 days in France & Baden-Baden Itinerary

27 days in France & Baden-Baden Itinerary

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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Eguisheim, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Beaune, France
— 2 nights
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Besancon, France
— 2 nights
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Belfort, France
— 2 nights
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Mulhouse, France
— 3 nights
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Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
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Obernai, France
— 2 nights
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Hunspach, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally walk around Lichtentaler Allee. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Buchkopfturm Oppenau, contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Karlsruhe, and finally make a trip to Karlsruhe Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baden-Baden trip planner.

Frankfurt to Baden-Baden is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Village of Hansi and his Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, then visit Little Venice, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Maison Pfister, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colmar trip website.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Colmar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eguisheim.
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Eguisheim, France — 2 nights

Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, then make a trip to Les Trois-Chateaux du Haut-Eguisheim, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Gruss & Fils. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Route des Cretes, head outdoors with Lac de Longemer, then see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de Merelle, and finally do a tasting at Maison Wolfberger.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eguisheim day trip planner.

Eguisheim is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, and finally delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Eguisheim to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaune.
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Beaune, France — 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Pommard, then do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally look for gifts at Marche aux Vins. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Le Cassissium, make a trip to Place de la Liberation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally walk along Owl's Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beaune online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Beaune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Beaune are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Besancon.
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Besancon, France — 2 nights

Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
On the 28th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Citadel of Besançon, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel and then steep yourself in history at Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Besancon itinerary builder site.

Getting from Beaune to Besancon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belfort.
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Belfort, France — 2 nights

Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. On the 30th (Tue), walk around Parc Pres la Rose, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lac Malsaucy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort, and then don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfort trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Belfort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Belfort sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
When in Mulhouse, make a side trip to see Parc de Wesserling- Ecomusee Textile in Husseren-Wesserling, approximately Husseren-Wesserling away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, get a dose of the wild on Ecomusee d'Alsace, get in on the family fun at Parc du Petit Prince, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse day trip website.

Traveling by car from Belfort to Mulhouse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, make a trip to Dolder Tower, then look for gifts at Feerie de Noel, then do a tasting at Hugel et Fils, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Montagne des Singes, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des Aigles.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Riquewihr trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mulhouse to Riquewihr in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Obernai.
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Obernai, France — 2 nights

Obernai commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, then don't miss a visit to Parcours Historique d'Obernai, then learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Robert Blanck, and finally stop by Alsace Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Tour d'enceinte, then steep yourself in history at Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz.

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Drive from Riquewihr to Obernai in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Obernai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Hunspach.
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Hunspach, France — 2 nights

Hunspach is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.GeographyThe commune lies a short distance to the south of Wissembourg within the North Vosges Natural Park.SightsThe village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association..Hunspach has retained much of its traditional architecture. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at La Source des Sens Spa, brush up on your military savvy at Maginot Line - Fortress Four-a-Chaux, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort De Schoenenbourg. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Chateau Fort de Fleckenstein, find something for the whole family at Didiland, then stop by Poterie Fortune Schmitter, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Roppenheim The Style Outlets.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hunspach online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Obernai to Hunspach in an hour. In September in Hunspach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville), Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes) and Place Stanislas (in Nancy). There's still lots to do: stop by La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hunspach to Strasbourg takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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