25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then stop by Mary Chocolatier, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Brussels. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Brussels reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Westminster Abbey and Wallace Collection. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London road trip site.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with Decouverte du Vivant, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, then trek along Sentier Littoral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Oblats, and finally don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, get a dose of the wild on Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Esprit.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence attractions planner.

Getting from Paris to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Aix-en-Provence to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dorsoduro and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Diga Sottomarina (in Sottomarina), Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca (in Torcello) and Verona (Arche Scaligere & Arena di Verona). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and visit Cannaregio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Venice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visiting Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Parrocchia Di San Martino and Borgo Storico di Corniglia. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Madonnina della Punta (in Bonassola), Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto) and Camogli (Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta & Camogli - San Rocco - Punta Chiappa Trail). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, and trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and contemplate the long history of Terme di Caracalla.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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