23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est vacation 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Domaine Hubert Meyer (in Blienschwiller) and Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg holiday planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Strasbourg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get cooler in Strasbourg: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Explore Mulhouse's surroundings by going to Chapelle du Schaeferthal (in Soultzmatt), Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim) and Basilique Notre Dame de Thierenbach (in Jungholtz). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse, get interesting insight from Ecomusee d'Alsace, and do a tasting at Domaine Humbrecht 1619.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mulhouse tour builder tool.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Mulhouse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nancy side-trips: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), Amneville (Villa Pompei & Zoo d'Amnéville) and Metz (Gare de Metz-Ville, Œuvre de la cathédrale, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Place Stanislas, admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, gain insight at Group Fortifications of Aisne, and contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Nancy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nancy can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Explore Verdun's surroundings by going to Butte de Vauquois (in Vauquois), Collegiale Saint-Germain (in Montfaucon d'Argonne) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux, take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Poupee Petitcollin.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Verdun online trip planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Champagne Pierre Morlet (in Avenay-Val-d'Or), Epernay (Avenue de Champagne, Champagne De Castellane, &more) and Champagne DOMI (in Grauves). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau, and play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reims trip builder.

Drive from Verdun to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Reims, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

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