18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Venray, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Hardelot Plage, France
— 5 nights
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Dole, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Venray, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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Venray, The Netherlands

— 1 day
Venray is a municipality and a city in Limburg, the Netherlands.The municipality of Venray consists of 14 towns over an area of 146 km², with 43,494 inhabitants as of July 2016. To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venray road trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Hardelot Plage on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Venray

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Hardelot Plage, France

— 5 nights
Neufchâtel-Hardelot is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyNeufchâtel-Hardelot is a farming and tourist town of forests, golf courses and beaches, situated some 8mi south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D940, D308 and D215 roads. Get outdoors at Domaine du Rohart and La Foret d'Ecault. Take a break from Hardelot Plage with a short trip to La Halte D'Autrefois in Hesmond, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Le Parc de la Falaise, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Martin, examine the collection at Musee de la Ceramique a Desvres, and don't miss a visit to Phare du Parc d'Alprech.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hardelot Plage day trip planning tool.

Getting from Venray to Hardelot Plage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Venray in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hardelot Plage: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Dole.

Things to do in Hardelot Plage

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dole, France

— 2 nights
Dole is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture.HistoryDole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. Take a break from the city and head to La Cascade des Tufs and Foret de Chaux. Change things up with these side-trips from Dole: Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) (in Arc-et-Senans) and La Citadelle de Besancon (in Besancon). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of La Fontaine aux Lepreux, don't miss a visit to Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, contemplate the long history of Fresque Ces femmes et ces hommes qui ont fait l'histoire de Dole, and get curious at Maison natale de Louis Pasteur.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dole trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hardelot Plage to Dole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hardelot Plage in August, expect nights in Dole to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Dole

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Lake Geneva and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne will get you outdoors. Step out of Geneva to go to Nyon and see Roman Columns, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, and get curious at CERN.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva road trip planning app.

Getting from Dole to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Creux du Van and Oeschinen Lake. Step out of Montreux to go to Les Diablerets and see Glacier 3000, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montreux sightseeing planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle and then hike along Mullerthal Trail. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock, and finally make a trip to Barrio Grund.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Montreux to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venray.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venray, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Overloon War Museum and then stroll through Nationaal Park De Maasduinen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venray tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Venray in 3.5 hours.

Things to do in Venray

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips