50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
Ferry:  2 h
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
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Turku, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  7 h
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 15 min
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Kristiansand, Norway
— Few hours
ferry:  2 h 30 min
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Hirtshals, Denmark
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
ferry:  5 h 30 min
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Rostock, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3 h 30 min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
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Dijon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3 h 30 min
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Dunkirk, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
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Calais, France
— 1 night
End: Calais, France

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tallinn sightseeing planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
St. Olaf’s Church ©
St. Olaf’s Church

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary maker.

Getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Turku, Finland

Turku
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Skansen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Stockholm in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turku to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then walk around Vigeland Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then examine the collection at 22 July Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

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Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kristiansand trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oslo to Kristiansand in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kristiansand, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hirtshals sightseeing app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kristiansand to Hirtshals. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kristiansand in July since evenings lows in Hirtshals dip to 60°F. You will leave for Aarhus on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Hirtshals

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Den Gamle By, don't miss a visit to Aarhus Rådhus, and then pause for some photo ops at Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hirtshals to Aarhus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hirtshals in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Aarhus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle and then don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online route planner.

You can drive from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rostock.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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Rostock, Germany

Rostock
Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Discover how to plan a Rostock trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Rostock in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Berlin.

Things to do in Rostock

Nightlife Museums Tours
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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Pariser Platz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rostock to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Dresden vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, don't miss a visit to Tiefer Brunnen, have fun and explore at Kindermuseum Nurnberg, and see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dresden to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Highlights from your plan
Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich journey maker tool.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip site.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Swiss Chocolate Chalet). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lyon attractions planner.

Getting from Geneva to Lyon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Dijon, France

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, then make a trip to Tour Philippe le Bon, then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Owl's Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Darcy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then make a trip to Rue Des Forges.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dijon day trip planning website.

Drive from Lyon to Dijon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dijon: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 58°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours Historic Sites Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Barrio Grund.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City route maker.

You can drive from Dijon to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 15th (Sun), snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Utrecht on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, take an in-depth tour of DOMunder, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Museum Speelklok, then admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), and finally look for gifts at It's a Present!.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Utrecht tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Utrecht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Utrecht are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation planner.

Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge & Euromast). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and look for gifts at Boerderijzuivel Delft.

Plan trip to The Hague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam
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Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Grote Markt.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, don't miss a visit to Atomium, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey tool.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres)--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday builder site.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dunkirk.

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Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
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Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Get out of town with these interesting Dunkirk side-trips: Steenwerck (La Ferme des Orgues & Musee de la Vie Rurale), La Kreule Military Cemetery (in Hazebrouck) and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques (in Eperlecques). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial, admire the striking features of Le Moulin de la Montagne, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, and have fun and explore at Musee Portuaire.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Dunkirk in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steenwerck, La Kreule Military Cemetery, Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Paroisse Saint Winoc et Saint Folquin
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Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial ©
Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Calais Wine Superstore, visit P&O Ferries Dover - Calais, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Calais tour itinerary planner.

Calais is very close to Dunkirk. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach

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