10 days in Switzerland, Colmar & Freiburg im Breisgau Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Colmar & Freiburg im Breisgau Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In February, Zurich is colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, and finally make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Basel sightseeing website.

Getting from Zurich to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Musee du Jouet. The adventure continues: stop by Little Venice, make a trip to Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Musee Bartholdi, and admire the landmark architecture of Maison Schongauer.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colmar tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Basel to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Musee du Jouet ©
Musee du Jouet

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus, admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, then don't miss a visit to Schwabentor, and finally get in on the family fun at Europa-Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau sightseeing planner.

Drive from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Mundenhof ©
Mundenhof
Augustiner Museum ©
Augustiner Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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