5 days in Basel, Strasbourg & Colmar Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
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Strasbourg, France
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Colmar, France
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland

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.
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Basel travel route planner.

Athens, Greece to Basel is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Basel is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. You'll set off for Strasbourg on the 14th (Wed).
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Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games
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Strasbourg, France — 2 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.
On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Palais de Rohan and then stop by La Petite France.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg holiday maker app.

You can drive from Basel to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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 16th (Fri): ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, steep yourself in history at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Au vieux Pignon. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Gaec Engel Frederic et Fils, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally make a trip to Statue of Liberty.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colmar journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

On the 18th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Basel online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Basel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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