15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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De Panne, Belgium
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Ostend, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Lille, France
— 1 night
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Dieppe, France
— 1 night
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Trouville-sur-Mer, France
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Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Domfront, France
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Ville de Lisieux, France
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Reims, France
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Brussels, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 day
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and then look for gifts at Antwerp Or.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Antwerp is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Shopping

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ghent attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to De Panne.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums

De Panne, Belgium

— 1 night
Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story. You'll find beachfront beer stalls and seaside activities along the coast of the North Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cabour Dunes, then grab your bike and head to Cobergher Bike Route, then get in on the family fun at PlopsaLand De Panne, and finally wander the streets of Dumont Quarter.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the De Panne planner.

You can drive from Ghent to De Panne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in De Panne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ostend.

Things to do in De Panne

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Ostend, Belgium

— 1 night

City by the Sea

Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to HMS Vindictive, appreciate the history behind Zeemeermin, don't miss a visit to Zeilschip Mercator, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Dunes of Bredene, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach De Haan.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ostend online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from De Panne to Ostend in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In August, daytime highs in Ostend are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ostend

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Bruges is just a short distance from Ostend. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Lille, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, stroll around Parc Mosaic, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille day trip site.

Getting from Bruges to Lille by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Lille, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dieppe.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Dieppe, France

— 1 night
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get outside with Le Fleuve La Veules, then get outside with Le Jardin Potager de Miromesnil, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veloroute du Lin.

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You can drive from Lille to Dieppe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trouville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Dieppe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Trouville-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
This village of fishermen is a popular coastal resort attraction in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, explore the striking landscape at Falaise des Vaches Noires, then relax in the rural setting at Ferme Pedagogique du Lieu Roussel, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme de l'Oraille.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trouville-sur-Mer day trip planning site.

You can drive from Dieppe to Trouville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Trouville-sur-Mer are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Trouville-sur-Mer

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Ferme de la Sapiniere, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then get outside with Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Trouville-sur-Mer to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 16th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a splash at Alligator Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Domfront.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): experience rural life at La Michaudiere, then admire the sheer force of Petite Cascade de Mortain, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Grande Cascade, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at La Fosse Arthour.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Domfront road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Domfront in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Domfront are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Domfront

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ville de Lisieux, France

— 1 night
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza, get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de La Dame Blanche, and then get to know the resident critters at Le Clos des Ratites.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ville de Lisieux itinerary maker.

Drive from Domfront to Ville de Lisieux in 2 hours. While traveling from Domfront, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ville de Lisieux, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get your game on at Block Race, explore the activities along Jardin d'Horticulture Pierre Schneiter, then ponder the design of Fontaine Sube, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reims, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Reims in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Reims are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Reims

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 20th (Thu), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip site.

Traveling by car from Reims to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Calvados travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Art Museums · Cemeteries
Taking its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast, Calvados caters to your every holiday whim in its prestigious seaside resorts, but the department is most famous as the landing site of Allied troops on the beaches of the Bay of the Seine on the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Located in the Lower Normandy region and created during the French Revolution, this department belongs to the Basse-Normandie region where the Battle of Normandy took place. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados, with specialties you can try at nearby shops and restaurants, including butter, cheese, hard cider, and Calvados, the apple-based liqueur that takes its name from the area. The department is one of the most-touristed destinations and biggest vacation hot spots in Normandy thanks to its seaside resorts with luxurious hotels and casinos, manor houses, castles, and quiet chalk cliffs all along the green countryside.