18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train to Dusseldorf, Fly to Amsterdam
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Train
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Goethe House, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then steep yourself in history at The Hauptwache. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then get great views at Main Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Romer.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Frankfurt is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Frankfurt, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Frankfurt to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

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.
On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Grand Ducal Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Grund.

Plan a trip to Luxembourg City easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Madrid reach 40°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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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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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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