17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais
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Calais, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calais, France
— 1 night
Train to Folkestone, Drive to Manchester

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Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Place d'Armes, don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, pause for some photo ops at The Burghers of Calais, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Calais journey maker.

Manchester, UK to Calais is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Calais. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Calais

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and then don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

Getting from Calais to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ostrava.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Ostrava, Czech Republic

— 1 night
Ostrava is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wallachian Open Air Museum, then make a trip to Rodny dum Sigmunda Freuda, and then take in panoramic vistas at Dolni Vitkovice. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Ostrava, then enjoy breathtaking views from New City Hall Viewing Tower, and then examine the collection at Landek Park Mining Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Ostrava trip planning website.

You can drive from Berlin to Ostrava in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Ostrava, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Ostrava

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kafka House, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ostrava to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, then admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally snap pictures at Iron Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Frankfurt day trip planning app.

Getting from Prague to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Frankfurt to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step aboard MyFerryLink, then stop by Calais Wine Superstore, then examine the collection at Musée de la Guerre de Calais, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame and then steep yourself in history at Tour du Guet.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Calais trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Calais in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums