16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  7 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h
2
Caen, France
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  6 h
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Caen.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Omaha Beach, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Caen trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Caen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from London to Caen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Caen, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mullerthal Trail. On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Casemates du Bock, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden, then step into the grandiose world of Beaufort Castles, and finally explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Mullerthal Trail and then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Caen to Luxembourg City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, Larochette Castle, Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

1
day
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes General George S. Patton Memorial, Bastogne War Museum and Mardasson Memorial. On the 29th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Bastogne War Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at General George S. Patton Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bastogne trip builder website.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Bastogne in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Trier.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

2
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
You've now added Historic Wine Cellar Vereinigten Hospitien to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Saarburg Waterfall, then ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trier holiday tool .

You can drive from Bastogne to Trier in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Trier are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Trier

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Saarburg Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Saint Gangolf's Church ©
Saint Gangolf's Church

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and then explore the activities along English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get interesting insight from BMW Welt.

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Drive from Trier to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden, then get great views at The Eagle's Nest, then contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Salzheilstollen.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden route planning website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Berchtesgaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden ©
Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden

1
night
Munich, Germany

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

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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