11 days in Germany, Colmar & Strasbourg Itinerary

11 days in Germany, Colmar & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Bus:  5 h
1
Baden-Baden, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

few
hours
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden
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.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden itinerary builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Baden-Baden is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Baden-Baden is minus 1 hour. In July, Baden-Baden is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Altstadt (Old Town) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), make a trip to Altstadt (Old Town), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

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.
You've added Lake Titisee, Triberger Waterfall, Schlossberg, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Freiburger Münster and Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Europa-Park. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip builder app.

Drive from Heidelberg to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, Gengenbach Town Hall, Europa-Park, Triberger Waterfall, Lake Titisee
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof ©

2
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 Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr, Office de Tourisme de Ribeauville et Riquewihr, Office de Tourisme de la Vallee de Kaysersberg, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old Town and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: take a spin around town with Colmar Bike Tours, make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then get answers to all your questions at Office de Tourisme de la Vallee de Kaysersberg, then get answers to all your questions at Office de Tourisme de Ribeauville et Riquewihr, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de Riquewihr.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip tool.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Colmar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

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

2
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.
You've added Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, Batorama, Parc de l'Orangerie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, then make a trip to Barrage Vauban, and finally wander the streets of La Petite France. On your second day here, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, get a sense of history and politics at European Parliament Strasbourg, then see the top attractions with Batorama, and finally contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg online tour itinerary planner.

Strasbourg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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

1
night
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Bath Ruins, Friedrichsbad, Lichtentaler Allee, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Brahms House, then stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, then delve into the distant past at Roman Bath Ruins, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Friedrichsbad.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Spas Baths Parks
Highlights from your plan
Friedrichsbad ©
Friedrichsbad
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Roman Bath Ruins ©
Roman Bath Ruins

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