5 days in Western Europe Itinerary

5 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Bayeux, France
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Rouen, France
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Bruges, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Brussels, Belgium
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Bastogne, Belgium
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Paris, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Kaiserslautern, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Normandy Victory Museum as well as Normandy American Cemetery. On the 15th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery and then brush up on your military savvy at Normandy Victory Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux route maker site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice, make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, and then explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen day trip tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge and then pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Eindhoven.
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Design Capital of Europe

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at DAF Museum.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) 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.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for Bastogne on the 18th (Thu).
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Bastogne, Belgium — 1 day

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Animalaine, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bastogne trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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