19 days in Grand Est Itinerary

19 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Mulhouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
La Bresse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Rhodes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nancy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Verdun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Reims
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Jean Wach (in Andlau), Virtual Flight (in Chatenois) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

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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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Jean Wach, NaturoparC - Hunawihr, Domaine Albert Seltz, La Petite Manufacture des Reves, Virtual Flight
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
nights
Mulhouse

Mulhouse ©
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
On the 9th (Fri), visit Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Barrage de Michelbach, thenget in on the family fun at Parc du Petit Prince, and then examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mulhouse trip planning app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Mulhouse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Bresse.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Colmar, Parc du Petit Prince, Barrage de Michelbach, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Parc du Petit Prince ©
Parc du Petit Prince
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile

2
nights
La Bresse

La Bresse ©
La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas, explore the activities along Lac de Gerardmer, head outdoors with Tous en selle 88, thenexplore the striking landscape of Reserve Naturelle Frankenthal-Missheimle, and finally head outdoors with Le Hohneck. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de Merelle, head outdoors with Lac de Lispach, stop by La Saboterie de la Bresse, thenstroll through Cascade du Heidenbad, thenexplore the activities along Le Lac des Corbeaux, and finally head outdoors with Cumulus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Bresse trip planner.

Drive from Mulhouse to La Bresse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rhodes.

Things to do in La Bresse

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gerardmer, Tous en selle 88, Reserve Naturelle Frankenthal-Missheimle, Cumulus, Cascade du Heidenbad
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Cumulus ©
Cumulus
Lac de Gerardmer ©
Lac de Gerardmer
La Montagnes des Lamas ©
La Montagnes des Lamas

1
night
Rhodes

Rhodes ©
On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Barthelemy, contemplate the long history of Faiencerie de Niderviller, play a few rounds at Golf du Pays de Sarrebourg, thenmake a splash at Aqua Mundo, thenmake a trip to Ecluse de Rechicourt-le-Chateau, and finally identify plant and animal life at Domaine Departemental de Lindre.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rhodes road trip tool.

You can drive from La Bresse to Rhodes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Rhodes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Rhodes

Parks Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Sarrebourg, Domaine Departemental de Lindre, Aqua Mundo, Ecluse de Rechicourt-le-Chateau
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Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix ©
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
Domaine Departemental de Lindre ©
Domaine Departemental de Lindre
Golf du Pays de Sarrebourg ©
Golf du Pays de Sarrebourg

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fraispertuis City (in Jeanmenil), Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach) and Chemin Historique (in Creutzwald). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place Stanislas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Nicholas de Port, look for all kinds of wild species at L'Enclos aux Cigognes, and stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rhodes to Nancy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Nancy

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica of Saint Nicholas de Port, Zoo d'Amnéville, Eglise Saint-Maximin, Fraispertuis City, Carriere du Barrois
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Fraispertuis City ©
Fraispertuis City
Zoo d'Amnéville ©
Zoo d'Amnéville

2
nights
Verdun

Verdun ©
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 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fleury-devant-Douaumont, steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, stroll the grounds of Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, thensteep yourself in history at Ouvrage de La Ferte, and finally take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave, learn about all things military at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, explore the activities along Domaine de Sommedieue, thenhead outdoors with Lac de la Sangsue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue de la Vierge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Verdun 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 in Verdun, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Lac de la Sangsue, Statue de la Vierge, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, Ouvrage de La Ferte
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Ouvrage de La Ferte ©
Ouvrage de La Ferte
Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun ©
Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave ©
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave

4
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Nigloland (in Dolancourt), Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville (in Urville) and Domaine de Vendresse (in Vendresse). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, tee off at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes, do a tasting at Wafflart Briet Champagne, and contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planner.

You can drive from Verdun to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wafflart Briet Champagne, Block Race, Nigloland, Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville, Domaine de Vendresse
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Nigloland ©
Nigloland
Domaine de Vendresse ©
Domaine de Vendresse

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