8 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Grenoble Itinerary

8 days in Strasbourg, Colmar & Grenoble Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colmar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grenoble
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg

— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Place Stanislas, &more) and Metz (Œuvre de la cathédrale & Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, and examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary site.

Paris to Strasbourg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Colmar

— 2 nights

Little Venice

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 next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg, take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town.

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

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Colmar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Grenoble.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

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Grenoble

— 2 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Notre Dame. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Victor Hugo, then look for gifts at Fromagerie Les Alpages, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grenoble trip planning app.

Getting from Colmar to Grenoble by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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