6 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

6 days in Upper Rhine Valley Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night

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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.
Kids will enjoy La Petite France and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Venture out of the city with trips to Cite de l'Automobile (in Mulhouse), Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (in Hunawihr) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at La montagne des singes and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Strasbourg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Strasbourg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cite de l'Automobile, Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes

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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 13th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, thendon't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schlossberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titisee, pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor, admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Munsterplatz.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Lake Titisee
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Lake Titisee ©
Lake Titisee
Merkur ©
Merkur
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, thentake a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and finally contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg road trip website.

Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
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Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)