15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Metz, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online attractions planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Frankfurt is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Frankfurt, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Frankfurt is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

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 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Konigsallee, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and then look for gifts at Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

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 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and then admire the masterpieces at Letzebuerg City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Court of Justice of the European Union, explore the galleries of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Metz.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Metz, France

— 1 night

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, relax and rejuvenate at Villa Pompei, and then meet the residents at Aquarium d'Amneville.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Metz trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Metz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Metz are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Metz

Baths · Spas · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colmar: La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to Statue of Liberty, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colmar trip planner.

Traveling by train from Metz to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Colmar, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 1 night
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), then don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planner.

Getting from Colmar to Basel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Basel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, admire the ancient design of Friedrichsbad, then delve into the distant past at Romische Badruinen, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Baden-Baden trip maker website.

You can drive from Basel to Baden-Baden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Baths · Spas · Parks · Museums

Stuttgart, Germany

— 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Konigstrasse, get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart day trip planning site.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

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You can take a train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites