14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly
3
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
5
Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dunkirk, France
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Brussels.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Canterbury.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Canterbury, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Step out of Canterbury to go to Dover and see Dover Castle, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Stour Way, see the interesting displays at The Canterbury Tales, and admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens.

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Getting from Brussels to Canterbury by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Canterbury is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Dunkirk road trip tool.

You can drive from Canterbury to Dunkirk in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Canterbury to Dunkirk is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Dunkirk to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Cologne, Germany

— 1 day

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cologne online day trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites