18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 6 nights

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary tool.

Miami, USA to Brussels is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In May, Brussels is much colder than Miami - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To plan Bruges vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Provinciaal Hof ©
Provinciaal Hof

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
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.
For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ghent trip maker.

Drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
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 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, then pause for some photo ops at Sint Katharinakerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, and finally contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antwerp online trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Antwerp

Side Trip

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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

Gibraltar of the North

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and finally make a trip to Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip builder.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Kapelle Winkelmatten ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visit Le mura di Lucca and San Michele in Foro for their historical value. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Genoa (Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, &more), Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & Piazza Anfiteatro) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Matilde Navigazione, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

You can plan Cinque Terre trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Cinque Terre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

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