I am planning my first SOLO trip to France... I arrive in Paris (2 nights) and then continue onto Colmar for 3 nights where I plan to visit the Christmas markets of Colmar and the nearby villages.
From Colmar, I plan to travel by train to either Basel or Strasbourg for 1 night and then fly to Amsterdam the next day.
I have never been to the Alsace region... I love walking and exploring. I am interested in visiting Christmas markets and trying delicious food.
I have found great hotels in the city centre for both Strasbourg and Basel (Shockingly the hotel in Basel is slightly less money) and great nonstop midday flights to AMS (Lufthansa from BSL and Air France from SXB)... Again the flight from Basel is slightly less expensive.
I wish I could find a way to visit both as they both sound perfect but I must choose one.
Any advice? I will spend the night of SUNDAY, December 1 and have less than 20 hours to explore.
Which city is safer and more comfortable for a solo traveller?
Which city offers the easiest airport transfer?
Of the two, which city should be the priority to visit? Why?
Thank you very much in advance for sharing your thoughts and helping to influence my decision.