21 days in Grand Est Itinerary

21 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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21 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Mulhouse
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nancy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Strasbourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Troyes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Reims
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Houston

3
nights
Mulhouse

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hartmannswillerkopf and Vieille Ville de Turckheim. You'll explore and learn at Musee Memorial Le Linge and Cite de l'Automobile. Get out of town with these interesting Mulhouse side-trips: La Bresse (Route des Cretes & La Montagnes des Lamas), Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Cascade du Heidenbad (in Wildenstein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hôtel de ville - Musée Historique, step into the grandiose world of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, get engrossed in the history at Maison du Patrimoine Edouard Boeglin – Centre d’Interpretation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, and get outside with Lac de Longemer.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mulhouse trip website .

Houston, USA to Mulhouse is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Mulhouse. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Mulhouse, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Bresse, Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Eglise St. Leger, Cascade du Heidenbad, Musee Memorial Le Linge
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Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER

4
nights
Nancy

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Visit Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial and Le Temple Neuf for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place Stanislas and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac de Pierre-Percee (in Pierre-Percee), Eglise Saint-Vincent (in Faulquemont) and Porte des Allemands (in Metz). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation, don't miss a visit to La Porte de la Craffe, observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum-Aquarium de Nancy, and admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nancy online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mulhouse to Nancy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nancy are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Metz, Lac de Pierre-Percee, Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation, Eglise Saint-Vincent
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial ©

4
nights
Strasbourg

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.
Let the collections at MM Park France and Fort Casso capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Chateau du Haut-Barr. Venture out of the city with trips to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Abbatiale Saints Pierre et Paul (in Andlau). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, and take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg planning tool .

Getting from Nancy to Strasbourg by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Obernai, Abbatiale Saints Pierre et Paul, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Fort Casso, Domaine Albert Seltz
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
MM Park France ©
MM Park France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

3
nights
Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and Eglise Saint-Remy. Step off the beaten path and head to Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere and Village Medievale. Get out of town with these interesting Troyes side-trips: La Cave du Connaisseur (in Chablis), Abbaye de Pontigny (in Pontigny) and Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre (in Auxerre). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee Camille Claudel, ponder the design of Le Coeur de Troyes, pause for some photo ops at Lili, and see the interesting displays at Musee Vauluisant.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Troyes attractions tool .

You can drive from Strasbourg to Troyes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. June in Troyes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Village Medievale, Abbaye de Pontigny, Musee Camille Claudel, Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, La Cave du Connaisseur
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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ©
Abbaye de Pontigny ©
Abbaye de Pontigny
Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel

5
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun. and Musee Automobile Reims. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at WineBubbles and Champagne Domi. Venture out of the city with trips to La Tranchee de Chattancourt (in Chattancourt), Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial (in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon) and Epernay (Paul-Etienne Saint Germain & Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Nord, take a stroll through Square des Victimes de la Gestapo, and explore the ancient world of Porte de Mars.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planner.

You can drive from Troyes to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Reims, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Epernay, Soissons, Donjon de Septmonts, Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes ©
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes