48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Biel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Alessandria, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Sete, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Sochaux, France
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 1st (Thu), visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Oberhofen Castle, examine the collection at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then identify plant and animal life at BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried, and then discover the deep blue sea with Peakdivers. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Biel.
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Biel, Switzerland — 2 nights

On the 5th (Mon), stroll around Parc Elfenau, make a trip to St. Ursenkathedrale, then look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena, and finally explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee International d'Horlogerie, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at MUZOO - Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, then examine the collection at Camille Bloch - La Chocolaterie a croquer, and finally examine the collection at Omega Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Biel travel route planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Biel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 3 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chaplin's World and Queen Studio Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: La Fabrique (in Champagne), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne trip site.

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Maison Tavel. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, then shop like a local with Reggia Di Reale, and finally view the masterpieces at Elena Salamon Arte Moderna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip tool.

Drive from Geneva to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Alessandria.
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Alessandria, Italy — 2 nights

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnografico C'era una Volta, examine the collection at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, then explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Marengo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Museo delle Divise Militari, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Truffle Tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alessandria road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turin to Alessandria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Alessandria sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner.

Getting from Alessandria to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Alessandria in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Visit Basilica di San Vitale and Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Piazza Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti (in Modena), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi)) and Maranello (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Museo Ferrari). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, and see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bologna online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Grotta Torri di Slivia - Tour, step into the grandiose world of Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Marina di Miramare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at San Sabba Rice Mill - National Monument, get to know the fascinating history of Little Berlin, take in the waterfront at Molo Audace - Gia "Molo S. Carlo", then step into the grandiose world of San Giusto Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Giusto Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Trieste trip planner.

Drive from Bologna to Trieste in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Trieste are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, then browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, and finally see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples online vacation planner.

You can fly from Trieste to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through La Croisette, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, then get a sense of history and politics at Mairie de Cannes, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes holiday site.

Getting from Rome to Cannes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Cannes are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and finally wander the streets of The Panier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marseille holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sete.
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Sete, France — 2 nights

Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Phare du Mont Saint-Clair, see some colorful creatures with Belouga Plongee, then take in the history at Bunker 638, and finally do a tasting at Domaine La Grangette. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Espace Georges Brassens, view the masterpieces at Galerie Dock Sud, and then deepen your understanding at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sete trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Sete by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sete can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and The Paris Catacombs. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, approximately Chatenay-Malabry away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

You can fly from Sete to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sete in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lille.
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Lille, France — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Memorial and Old Stock Exchange. Get out of town with these interesting Lille side-trips: La Coupole (in Wizernes), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Butte de Warlencourt (in Warlencourt-Eaucourt). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, stroll the grounds of VC Corner Australian Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de la Treille.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lille tour planning site.

Take a train from Paris to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Lille are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Madurodam and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lille to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais de Rohan and Musée d'Unterlinden. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strasbourg: La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile (in Ottrott). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, wander the streets of La Petite France, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rotterdam to Strasbourg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rotterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Strasbourg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Sochaux.
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Sochaux, France — 3 nights

Sochaux is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.GeographySochaux lies 3km east of Montbéliard, and 484km southeast of Paris.PopulationInhabitants are known as Sochaliens.EconomySochaux is the site of a large industrial facility of the French auto manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort du Mont-Bart and Chateau de Ferrette. Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot and Musee du Chateau des Ducs de Wurtemberg will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sochaux: Chateau de Belvoir (in Belvoir) and Parc des Loisirs Les Campaines (in Accolans). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Theatre Gallo-Romain de Mandeure, see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon des Sciences, make a splash at La Citedo, and walk around Parc Pres la Rose.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sochaux trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Sochaux by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Strasbourg in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Sochaux, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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