10 days in Grand Est Itinerary

10 days in Grand Est Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Grand Est itinerary planner

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Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gerardmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Metz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Route des Vins d'Alsace and Route des Vins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord (in La Petite Pierre), Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale (in Muttersholtz) and NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Petite France, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, head outdoors with Cascade du Hohwald, and visit Little Venice.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Strasbourg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Strasbourg: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gerardmer.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Gerardmer

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Champ de Roches, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, admire the sheer force of Cascade du Heidenbad, head outdoors with Le Hohneck, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserve Naturelle Frankenthal-Missheimle, and finally get outside with Le Lac Vert. On the next day, head outdoors with Lac de Lispach, get outside with Cumulus, get outside with Petit Ballon d'Alsace, then stroll through Circuit des Cascades de Tendon, then get outside with Tous en selle 88, and finally explore the activities along Lac de Gerardmer.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gerardmer tour site.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Gerardmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gerardmer can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Metz.

Things to do in Gerardmer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Metz

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tee off at UGOLF Chateau de Cherisey, look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Marais - Etang de l'Escherbruch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Historique, then identify plant and animal life at Carriere du Barrois, then explore the activities along Lac de Creutzwald, and finally explore the activities along Canal de la Moselle. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Plan d'Eau de Metz, then head outdoors with Labyrinthe Vegetal de Vigy, then head outdoors with Lac de la Sangsue, and finally explore the activities along Domaine de Sommedieue.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Metz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gerardmer to Metz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Reims.

Things to do in Metz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Reims

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, then get outside with Les Faux de Verzy, then trek along Champagne Route (Route Touristique du Champagne), and finally play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, contemplate the waterfront views at Jardin d'Horticulture Pierre Schneiter, learn about winemaking at Wafflart Briet Champagne, then do a tasting at Budding, and finally play a few rounds at Golf de Reims.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Metz to Reims takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Nature

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