20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Rennes, France
— 1 night
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Blois, France
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Chambord, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt day trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Frankfurt. In October, Frankfurt is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Cologne on the 12th (Wed).
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Antwerp is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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 18th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planning site.

Drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the long history of Provinciaal Hof, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel route builder tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Bruges to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Rennes on the 21st (Fri).
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Rennes, France — 1 night

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rennes travel website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rennes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October in Rennes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Blois on the 22nd (Sat).
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Blois, France

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escalier Denis Papin.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Blois trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rennes to Blois by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Blois are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chambord.
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Chambord, France — 1 night

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Chambord is just a short distance from Blois. In October, daytime highs in Chambord are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Colmar on the 23rd (Sun).
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Colmar, France — 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then visit Little Venice. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, make a trip to Old Town, make a trip to Statue of Liberty, then do a tasting at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger, and finally steep yourself in history at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar tour planner.

You can drive from Chambord to Colmar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Colmar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 25th (Tue), walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally make a trip to Barrage Vauban. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg route builder tool.

Getting from Colmar to Strasbourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Hofkirche, Würzburg Residence, &more). See some other sides of Frankfurt: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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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