22 days in France, Freiburg im Breisgau & Baden-Baden Itinerary

22 days in France, Freiburg im Breisgau & Baden-Baden Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Evian-les-Bains, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Nice. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for cooler days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bayeux, France

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning website.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Annecy.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette, and then trek along Randonnee La Montagne du Taillefer. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Annecy sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get all the equipment you need at Sanglard Velo Electrique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix day trip planning site.

Drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Evian-les-Bains.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Evian-les-Bains, France

— 1 night
Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.HistoryBirth of an elite spa townThe springs of Evian were still rather unknown at the time of the French Revolution. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Lac Leman, then stroll through Randonnee Alpage, and then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de L'eau du Pre Curieux.

Plan trip to Evian-les-Bains with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Chamonix to Evian-les-Bains in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Evian-les-Bains are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Evian-les-Bains

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then head outdoors with Cumulus. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Route des Vins d'Alsace, then make a trip to Old Town, then visit Little Venice, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colmar travel route planner.

Getting from Evian-les-Bains to Colmar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Wed), savor the flavors at FREIBURGerLEBEN, then explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at Mundenhof. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Munsterplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Freiburger Münster, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Tours · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden road trip site.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.