23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

23 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est journey planner
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Reims
— 6 nights
Drive
2
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

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Reims side-trips: Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt), Epernay (Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, Mercier, &more) 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.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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 Musee des Mines de fer a Neufchef (in Neufchef), Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Saint Mihiel American Cemetery & Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). There's lots more to do: take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, contemplate the waterfront views at Domaine de Sommedieue, make a trip to Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, and steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Verdun visit planning website.

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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Verdun when traveling from Reims in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nancy.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Nancy — 3 nights

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), Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes) and Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville). 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.
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: Colmar (Old Town, Little Venice, &more), Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim) and Hunawihr (NaturoparC - Hunawihr & Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse, and don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville.

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You can drive from Nancy to Mulhouse in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips
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Strasbourg — 5 nights

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: Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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