15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Venlo, Holland
Drive:  2​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Vierville-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Giverny, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Delft, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Noordwijk, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Venlo, Holland


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1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels attractions site .

Venlo, Holland to Brussels is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis

1
night
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee Dunkerque 1940, kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dunkirk journey planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Dunkirk in 1.5 hours. September in Dunkirk sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vierville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940
Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire

2
nights
Vierville-sur-Mer, France

Vierville-sur-Mer ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Guard Monument Memorial, browse the fresh offerings at Maison Lebrec, and then see the interesting displays at musee vivant du chemin de fer La Rotonde de Longueville.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vierville-sur-Mer online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Vierville-sur-Mer takes 4.5 hours. September in Vierville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Giverny.

Things to do in Vierville-sur-Mer

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

musee vivant du chemin de fer La Rotonde de Longueville, Maison Lebrec
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Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Musee D-Day Omaha
National Guard Monument Memorial ©
National Guard Monument Memorial

1
night
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Giverny trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vierville-sur-Mer to Giverny in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Leuven.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

2
nights
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter's Church Sint-Pieterskerk, then admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and then examine the collection at M - Museum Leuven. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, don't miss a visit to Old Market Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, then admire the landmark architecture of University Library & Bell Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Vallend paard.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leuven trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Giverny to Leuven in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Leuven sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to The Hague.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Old Market Square ©
Old Market Square

2
nights
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and then take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Madurodam and then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the The Hague trip planner .

You can drive from Leuven to The Hague in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

1
night
Delft, Holland

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Cheese and More Delft, make a trip to Beestenmarkt, then examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and finally make a trip to Markt.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Delft online trip itinerary planner .

Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Noordwijk.

Things to do in Delft

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Church ©
Old Church
Cheese and More Delft ©
Cheese and More Delft

1
night
Noordwijk, Holland

Noordwijk ©
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum Engelandvaarders and then trek along het strand van Noordwijk aan Zee.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Noordwijk sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Delft to Noordwijk in an hour. October in Noordwijk sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Rotterdam.

Things to do in Noordwijk

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Oude Jeroenskerk ©
Oude Jeroenskerk
Museum Engelandvaarders ©
Museum Engelandvaarders

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, browse the different shops at Markthal, and then don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral and then find something for the whole family at Efteling.

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

Traveling by car from Noordwijk to Rotterdam takes an hour. In October in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. John's Cathedral, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
Efteling ©
Efteling
Euromast ©
Euromast
Markthal ©
Markthal

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