17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Nice, France
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
8
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Leprozenpoort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
nights
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 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Train World, examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City travel route builder app .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Disneyland Paris has been added to your itinerary. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Trocadero and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
day
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage and then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barrio Santa Cruz and Royal Alcázar of Seville. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Duenas and Torre Giralda. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville day trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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