15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Herne
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Herne, Germany
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amiens, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Echternach, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Herne, Germany

Herne is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Herne online trip itinerary planner.

Malaga, Spain to Herne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Herne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Anne Frank House, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online day trip planner.

You can drive from Herne to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Amiens, France

— 1 night

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, then wander the streets of St-Leu, and finally take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amiens trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amiens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Amiens to Paris in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 30th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reims travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Echternach.

Things to do in Reims

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Echternach, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Mullerthal Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Echternach journey site.

Traveling by car from Reims to Echternach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in January, you will find days in Echternach are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Echternach

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.