16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive
7
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

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Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Village de Mougins, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

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You can fly from Paris to Cannes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Cannes reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
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La Croix-Valmer, France — 3 nights

La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Heraclee Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Des Brouis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

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You can drive from Cannes to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. October in La Croix-Valmer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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