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 in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then make a trip to Atomium, and finally contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder.

Miami, USA to Brussels is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Brussels is 6 hours. In May, Brussels is much colder than Miami - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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.
On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to The Markt, make a trip to Provinciaal Hof, then contemplate the long history of 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.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 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 photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent holiday maker website.

Getting from Bruges to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You'll set off for Antwerp on the 17th (Mon).

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Katharinakerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage, and finally contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Antwerp

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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 photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City road trip planning app.

Getting from Antwerp to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zurich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Luxembourg City to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bern online trip builder.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva visit planner.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive · Tours · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Le mura di Lucca and San Michele in Foro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & Piazza Anfiteatro), Genoa (Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, &more) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Matilde Navigazione, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Cinque Terre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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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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