5 days in Luxembourg, Verdun & Metz Itinerary

5 days in Luxembourg, Verdun & Metz Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Verdun, France
— 1 night
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Metz, France
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City online holiday builder.

Wiesbaden, Germany to Luxembourg City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Wiesbaden in July, expect nights in Luxembourg City to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Verdun, France

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, and finally browse the exhibits of Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Verdun online itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Verdun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in July: highs in Verdun hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, walk around Parc de la Pepiniere, then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, and finally ponder the design of Place Duroc. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Œuvre de la cathédrale, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Comedie, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Metz online holiday planner.

Getting from Verdun to Metz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Metz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.