11 days in France, Basel & Freiburg im Breisgau Itinerary

11 days in France, Basel & Freiburg im Breisgau Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5 h
1
Basel, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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hours
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.
Before you visit Basel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Basel is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Basel, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in July: high temperatures in Basel hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Outdoors Tours

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Little Venice, Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Old Town and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a spin around town with Colmar Bike Tours, don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, get answers to all your questions at Office de Tourisme de la Vallee de Kaysersberg, then get all the information you need at Office de Tourisme de Ribeauville et Riquewihr, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colmar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr, Office de Tourisme de Ribeauville et Riquewihr, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Office de Tourisme de la Vallee de Kaysersberg
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, Parc de l'Orangerie, European Parliament Strasbourg, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Palais de Rohan. It doesn't end there: visit La Petite France.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg itinerary planning tool.

Strasbourg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. July in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Triberger Waterfall, Gengenbach Town Hall, Burg Hohenzollern, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Freiburger Münster and Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof. Step out of Freiburg im Breisgau to go to Neuhausen am Rheinfall and see Rhine Falls, which is approximately 3h 30 min away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park and admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau road trip planning app.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Basel on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Triberger Waterfall, Europa-Park, Burg Hohenzollern, Rhine Falls, Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

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night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basel's Old Town as well as Basel Minster. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Basel's Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip website.

Basel is just a stone's throw from Freiburg im Breisgau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

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