11 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

11 days in Black Forest & Alsace Itinerary

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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Triberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Mulhouse, France
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Schloss Heidelberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lichtentaler Allee, admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden online trip itinerary builder.

Milan, Italy to Baden-Baden is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Baden-Baden is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster), La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Petite France, do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and stop by Alsace Factory.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip builder website.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Triberg.
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Triberg, Germany — 1 night

Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Rodelbahn Gutach, get engrossed in the history at Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, then look for gifts at House of Black Forest Clocks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Triberger Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Triberg vacation website.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Triberg takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Triberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 1 night

Capital of the Black Forest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, then explore the activities along Bachle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Freiburger Münster, and finally don't miss a visit to Munsterplatz.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau trip planner.

You can drive from Triberg to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse, France — 3 nights

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Explore Mulhouse's surroundings by going to Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr), Colmar (Musée d'Unterlinden, Old Town, &more) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf and surround yourself with nature on Ecomusee d'Alsace.

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Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Mulhouse by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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