23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est journey planner

Make it your trip
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Reims
— 6 nights
Drive
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Verdun
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Nancy
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mulhouse
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Strasbourg
— 5 nights
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Reims

— 6 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Reims side-trips: Epernay (Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, Mercier, &more), Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt) and Champagne DOMI (in Grauves). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at Nomad Wine, and see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Reims is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reims. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Reims. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

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 Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Saint Mihiel American Cemetery & Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial), Musee des Mines de fer a Neufchef (in Neufchef) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). There's much more to do: take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, pause for some photo ops at Butte de Montsec, contemplate the waterfront views at Domaine de Sommedieue, and steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Verdun road trip app.

Getting from Reims to Verdun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Verdun. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Metz (Œuvre de la cathédrale & Centre Pompidou-Metz), Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville) and Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, and walk around Parc de la Pepiniere.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Verdun to Nancy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Nancy

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Mulhouse

— 4 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mulhouse: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Colmar (Old Town, Little Venice, &more) and Hunawihr (NaturoparC - Hunawihr & Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, look for gifts at La Cristallerie, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mulhouse itinerary maker app.

Drive from Nancy to Mulhouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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. 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster), La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Petite France, contemplate the long history of Fort de Mutzig, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Strasbourg vacation planner.

Drive from Mulhouse to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Grand Est travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards