11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Maastricht, Holland
1
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Echternach, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Maastricht, Holland


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1
day
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 20th (Tue), putt your heart out at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten, explore the different monuments and memorials at Begraafplaats Margraten, then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Maastricht Aachen Airport and Eindhoven Airport. August in Maastricht sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Margraten, Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten ©
Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Zandvoort to see Zandvoort aan Zee about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Jewish Corner, and hike along Park Frankendael.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Brussels to go to Antwerp and see Sint-Annastrand, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sint-Annastrand
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Liege, Belgium

Liege
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin and then stroll through Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Liege holiday planning site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Liege sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Aachen.

Things to do in Liege

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature, Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin

1
night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, stroll the grounds of Westfriedhof, admire the masterpieces at Suermondt Ludwig Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Holocafe Aachen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Citykirche St. Nikolaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aachen tour app .

Aachen is very close to Liege. In August, daily temperatures in Aachen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Aachen Cathedral (Dom) ©
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Westfriedhof ©
Westfriedhof
Citykirche St. Nikolaus ©
Citykirche St. Nikolaus

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night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cologne trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Aachen to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Echternach.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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night
Echternach, Luxembourg

Echternach ©
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, explore the historical opulence of Beaufort Castles, and then stroll through Mullerthal Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Echternach attractions app .

Getting from Cologne to Echternach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Echternach are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Echternach

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Mullerthal Trail
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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

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