We're renting a car this weekend in Paris for a 4 day holiday weekend. We're heading into the Alsace region, then into Switzerland, and through Burgundy on our way back to Paris.
Reading Rick Steves' France book, I think we're hitting the highlights. We've rented a car from Paris before to travel to Mont St. Michel, and did a whistle-stop tour visiting a lot of cute towns along the way, so we're hoping for a similar experience. We aren't against stopping for an hour to two to get a feel for a cute town and moving on. If it matters, we're a couple in our early 30s and enjoy local culture and cuisine, history and arts. We like to keep a fast pace while traveling.
How does our itinerary look (besides rushed perhaps)? Any recommended sights, destinations, detours, or any restaurants or must-try foods, please let me know! Should we see Dijon or Beaune, or both? I'm really not sure where we should visit on our final day back to Paris, especially since it's a holiday - All Saints Day. Perhaps just a few pretty towns to break up the drive? I'm not sure if anything will be open.
Did we miss any must-see towns/sights? Thank you!
Here's our itinerary:
Day 1 | SATURDAY:
Day 2 | SUNDAY:
- Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Day 3 | MONDAY:
- Yverdon-les-Bains Spa Resort (for the thermal baths)
Day 4 | TUESDAY (Bank Holiday):