30 days in Grand Est Itinerary

30 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est attractions planner

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Reims
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verdun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Troyes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nancy
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Bresse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bitche
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg
— 7 nights
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Reims

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle of Sedan and Palais du Tau. Popular historic sites such as Museum of the Surrender and Maison Ruinart are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: La Chocolaterie Thibaut (in Pierry), Cite du Champagne (in Ay) and Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, grab your bike and head to Voie Verte Transsemoysienne, see the interesting displays at Musee Automobile Reims, and make a trip to Place Ducale.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reims driving holiday website.

Melbourne, Australia to Reims is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Reims reach 19°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Verdun

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth. Museum-lovers will appreciate Verdun Memorial and Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun.. Explore Verdun's surroundings by going to Butte de Vauquois (in Vauquois), Musee de la Biere (in Stenay) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, and look for gifts at Terra Chocolata.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Verdun driving holiday planner.

Drive from Reims to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Verdun, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Troyes

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere. Visit Église Sainte-Madeleine and Cathedrale Saint Mammes for their historical value. Take a break from Troyes with a short trip to Musee Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ruelle des Chats, see the interesting displays at Musee Vauluisant, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, and explore the world behind art at Musee D'art Moderne.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Troyes holiday builder website.

You can drive from Verdun to Troyes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Troyes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

— 2 nights
Colombey-les-Deux-Églises is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.The municipality Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises was created administratively in 1793, and it became part of the district of Chaumont and the canton Blaise. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Mémorial Charles De Gaulle, do a tasting at Champagne Claude Perrard, then contemplate the long history of Auditoire de Justice de Joinville, and finally see the interesting displays at Du Cote des Renoir. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at La Boisserie, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Clairvaux, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cirey.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombey-les-deux-Eglises day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Nancy

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and Le Temple Neuf. Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and La Cour d'Or will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nancy: Metz (Marche Couvert, Gare de Metz-Ville, &more), Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach) and Lac de Pierre-Percee (in Pierre-Percee). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, admire the local landmark of Place Duroc, and steep yourself in history at Place de la Carriere.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nancy trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colombey-les-deux-Eglises to Nancy in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Bresse.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

La Bresse

— 3 nights
La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Station Du Lac-Blanc and Confiserie des Hautes Vosges. Escape the urban bustle at La Montagnes des Lamas and Grande Cascade de Tendon. Step out of La Bresse with an excursion to Eglise Sainte-Odile in Lapoutroie--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Le Saut des Cuves, head outdoors with Cumulus, fly down the slopes at Gerardmer Ski, and explore the activities along Le Lac des Corbeaux.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Bresse trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nancy to La Bresse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in La Bresse, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bitche.

Things to do in La Bresse

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bitche

— 3 nights
Bitche is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lalique Museum and Citadelle de Bitche. Get some historical perspective at Ouvrage du Simserhof and Chateau du Scheoneck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bitche: Obersteinbach (Ferme du Steinbach & Chateau de Lutzelhardt), Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord (in La Petite Pierre) and Niedersteinbach (Chateau du Freonsbourg & Chateau du Wasigenstein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee du Sabot, don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Liese, head outdoors with Massif du Grand Wintersberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Misericorde.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bitche online trip maker.

You can drive from La Bresse to Bitche in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bitche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bitche

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 7 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. 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.
Popular historic sites such as Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof and Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and Fort de Mutzig. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Porte Haute (in Riquewihr), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Domaine Mittnacht Freres (in Hunawihr). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Les Confitures du Climont, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and examine the collection at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip tool.

You can drive from Bitche to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. In April in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Est travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings