23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mulhouse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nancy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verdun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 5 nights
Fly

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Strasbourg

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Domaine Hubert Meyer (in Blienschwiller) and Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr). There's much more to do: visit La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Strasbourg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Strasbourg is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Strasbourg to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Mulhouse

— 3 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mulhouse: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Basilique Notre Dame de Thierenbach (in Jungholtz) and Chapelle du Schaeferthal (in Soultzmatt). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse, take a memorable tour with Ecomusee d'Alsace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Maurice Soultz Alsace.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Mulhouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mulhouse are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nancy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nancy: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), Amneville (Villa Pompei & Zoo d'Amnéville) and Metz (Gare de Metz-Ville, Œuvre de la cathédrale, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place Stanislas, stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, and steep yourself in history at Eglise des Cordeliers.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy road trip planning website.

Getting from Mulhouse to Nancy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Verdun

— 4 nights
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verdun: Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers), Butte de Vauquois (in Vauquois) and Collegiale Saint-Germain (in Montfaucon d'Argonne). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, learn about all things military at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, stroll the grounds of Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verdun online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nancy to Verdun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Verdun can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Reims

— 5 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: Epernay (Avenue de Champagne, Champagne De Castellane, &more), Champagne Pierre Morlet (in Avenay-Val-d'Or) and Champagne DOMI (in Grauves). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, do a tasting at Budding, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reims itinerary website.

You can drive from Verdun to Reims in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

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