12 days in Alsace, Nancy & Metz Itinerary

12 days in Alsace, Nancy & Metz Itinerary

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Colmar
— 1 night
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Nancy
— 1 night
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Metz
— 3 nights
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Bergheim
— 1 day
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Ribeauville
— 2 nights
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Hunawihr
— 1 night
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Riquewihr
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Eguisheim
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Mulhouse
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Colmar — 1 night

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Old Town, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the striking features of Maison Pfister.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Colmar online vacation planner.

Turin, Italy to Colmar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, then don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and then get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum.

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Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nancy.
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Nancy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then make a trip to La Porte de la Craffe, then steep yourself in history at Eglise des Cordeliers, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nancy trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Nancy in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nancy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Metz — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Metz: Butte de Montsec (in Montsec), Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont) and Fort Douaumont (in Douaumont). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, contemplate the long history of Porte des Allemands, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Metz holiday planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Metz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. May in Metz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bergheim.
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Bergheim — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz and then steep yourself in history at High Gate.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bergheim day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Metz to Bergheim in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Bergheim sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ribeauville.
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Ribeauville — 2 nights

Ribeauvillé is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.GeographyThe town is located around 10mi north of Colmar and 75kmsouth of Strasbourg. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Gregoire.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ribeauville journey planner.

Ribeauville is just a short distance from Bergheim. In May, daytime highs in Ribeauville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hunawihr.
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Hunawihr — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Papillons, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hunawihr trip maker tool.

Hunawihr is just a short distance from Ribeauville. In May in Hunawihr, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Riquewihr.
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Riquewihr

Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Riquewihr trip builder app.

Riquewihr is just a short distance from Hunawihr. May in Riquewihr sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Eguisheim.
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Eguisheim — 1 night

Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at La Maison du Fromage - Vallee de Munster, then make a trip to Les Trois-Chateaux du Haut-Eguisheim, and then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Eguisheim day trip planning tool.

Eguisheim is just a stone's throw from Riquewihr. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse

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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Zoologique & Botanique de Mulhouse.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mulhouse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eguisheim to Mulhouse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mulhouse can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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