8 days in France & Basel Itinerary

8 days in France & Basel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lyon, France
— 1 night
2
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
4
Colmar, France
— 1 night
5
Kaysersberg, France
— 1 night
6
Eguisheim, France
— 2 nights

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, and finally browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip maker site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lyon is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in November, with highs in Lyon at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites
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Institut & Musee Lumiere ©
Institut & Musee Lumiere
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

1
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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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica, get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Basel.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Basel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Basel by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Augusta Raurica
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Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel ©
Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at MM Park France, then see the interesting displays at Pixel Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Basel to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites
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MM Park France ©
MM Park France
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Route des Vins d'Alsace, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin, and then take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaysersberg.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin ©
Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin
Route des Vins d'Alsace ©
Route des Vins d'Alsace

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Kaysersberg, France

Kaysersberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Maison Loewert, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame de Dusenbach, then examine the collection at Musee du Val d'Orbey, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, and finally make a trip to Maison Faller-Brief.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kaysersberg online trip itinerary maker.

Kaysersberg is very close to Colmar. In November, daily temperatures in Kaysersberg can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Musee du Val d'Orbey, Notre-Dame de Dusenbach
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Chateau de Kaysersberg ©
Chateau de Kaysersberg
Notre-Dame de Dusenbach ©
Notre-Dame de Dusenbach
Pont Fortifie ©
Pont Fortifie

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nights
Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim ©
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, learn about winemaking at Domaine Gruss & Fils, explore the historical opulence of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, then ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally do a tasting at Maison Wolfberger.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Eguisheim trip planner.

Eguisheim is just a stone's throw from Kaysersberg. December in Eguisheim sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vieille Ville de Turckheim
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Domaine Gruss & Fils ©
Domaine Gruss & Fils
Vieille Ville de Turckheim ©
Vieille Ville de Turckheim
Chapelle Saint-Leon IX ©
Chapelle Saint-Leon IX

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