16 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

16 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
3
Mulhouse, France
— 4 nights
4
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hohenbaden Castle and Schloss Heidelberg. Step off the beaten path and head to Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald and Museum Frieder Burda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Altstadt (Old Town), &more), Schwarzwald Hochstrasse (in Baiersbronn) and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Maulbronn Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden route builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Baden-Baden is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Baden-Baden due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in July; daily highs in Baden-Baden reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, Maulbronn Monastery
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Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald ©
Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald
Maulbronn Monastery ©
Maulbronn Monastery

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Eglise Saint-Thomas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Le Vaisseau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: La Maison du Pain (in Selestat), Porte Haute (in Bergheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fort De Schoenenbourg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, and take in panoramic vistas at Chateau Fort de Fleckenstein.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg road trip tool.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Wissembourg, La Maison du Pain, Porte Haute, Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, Memorial Alsace-Moselle
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Fort De Schoenenbourg
Fort De Schoenenbourg
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame ©
Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame

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Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Memorial Le Linge and Grand Ballon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hartmannswillerkopf and Vieille Ville de Turckheim. Venture out of the city with trips to Maison Wolfberger (in Eguisheim), Chateau de Kaysersberg (in Kaysersberg) and Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Koifhus (Old Custom House), examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, get engrossed in the history at Musee Bartholdi, and learn about all things military at L'Abri-Memoire.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mulhouse visit planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Mulhouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mulhouse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colmar, Musee Memorial Le Linge, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Grand Ballon, Maison Wolfberger
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Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historisches Kaufhaus and Dom St. Blasien. Escape the urban bustle at Wutachschlucht and Todtnau Waterfalls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Schluchsee (in Schluchsee) and Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau (in Todtnau). There's still lots to do: get outside with Schauinslandbahn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, and find something for the whole family at Steinwasen Park.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau online trip builder.

You can drive from Mulhouse to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Freiburg im Breisgau are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Todtnau, Schluchsee, Wutachschlucht, Schauinslandbahn, Dom St. Blasien
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Wutachschlucht ©
Wutachschlucht
Schauinslandbahn ©
Schauinslandbahn
Dom St. Blasien ©
Dom St. Blasien

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