19 days in Grand Est Itinerary

19 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mulhouse
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Bresse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rhodes
— 1 night
Drive
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Nancy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verdun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg — 2 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.
Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr), Virtual Flight (in Chatenois) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's much more to do: take a stroll through La Petite France, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, explore the activities along Les Berges de l'Ill, and don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg holiday builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Strasbourg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Strasbourg at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse — 2 nights

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, then get in on the family fun at Parc du Petit Prince, and then examine the collection at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf.

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.
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La Bresse — 2 nights

La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Gerardmer, then settle in for a delightful tour with Tous en Selle 88, then explore the striking landscape of Reserve Naturelle Frankenthal-Missheimle, and finally head outdoors with Le Hohneck. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de Merelle, explore the activities along Lac de Lispach, stop by La Saboterie de la Bresse, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Heidenbad, then explore the activities along Le Lac des Corbeaux, and finally cruise along Route des Cretes.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read La Bresse day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to La Bresse takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Rhodes.
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Rhodes — 1 night

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, then make a splash at Aqua Mundo, then make 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.
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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 Fraispertuis City (in Jeanmenil), Chemin Historique (in Creutzwald) and Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach). 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 Des 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.
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Verdun — 2 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.
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, then steep 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, then explore the activities along 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.
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Reims — 4 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Domaine de Vendresse (in Vendresse), Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville (in Urville) and Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel (in Dolancourt). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll around Block Race.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip builder.

Drive from Verdun to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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