10 days in Grand Est Itinerary

10 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Strasbourg
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Milwaukee



— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of La Petite France, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg tour itinerary builder website.

Milwaukee, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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— 2 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Town, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame du Chene, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Mulhouse online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Mulhouse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Group Fortifications of Aisne.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mulhouse to Nancy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:


— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 19th (Tue), do a tasting at Nomad Wine, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reims driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nancy to Reims by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Reims sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Grand Est travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards