19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— Few hours
Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Wurzburg, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
7
Munster, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Bad Segeberg, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
9
Lubeck, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
11
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h
End: Minneapolis, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Luxembourg Gardens, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Le Palais Royal, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Ile Saint-Louis. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place des Vosges, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Pierrefonds
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip itinerary app.

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. July in Versailles sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Normandy American Cemetery and Musee Baron Gerard. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau des Ravalet (in Tourlaville), La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville) and Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, head off the coast to Tatihou Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Coutances.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Versailles to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Versailles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayeux, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedrale de Coutances, Chateau des Ravalet, La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Le Phare de Gatteville, Zoo de Jurques
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Heidelberg on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at King's Throne (Konigstuhl) and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then head outdoors with Philosopher’s Walk, then pause for some photo ops at Thingstatte, and finally contemplate the long history of Heiligenberg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to Heidelberg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

few
hours
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke and then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg itinerary website.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Wurzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Heidelberg in July since evenings lows in Wurzburg dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munster.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Alte Mainbruecke ©
Alte Mainbruecke

1
night
Munster, Germany

Munster ©
You've now added Deutsches Panzermuseum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Deutsches Panzermuseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munster holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Munster takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Munster can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bad Segeberg.

Things to do in Munster

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum

few
hours
Bad Segeberg, Germany

Bad Segeberg
Bad Segeberg is a German town of 16,000 inhabitants, located in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, capital of the district (Kreis) Segeberg. To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Segeberg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Munster to Bad Segeberg in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Lubeck.

Things to do in Bad Segeberg

Outdoors Parks Museums

2
nights
Lubeck, Germany

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), then see the interesting displays at Holstentor, and then find something for the whole family at HANSA-PARK.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lubeck road trip app.

Drive from Bad Segeberg to Lubeck in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Lubeck

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

HANSA-PARK
Highlights from your plan
HANSA-PARK ©
HANSA-PARK
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Potsdam's Gardens and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lubeck to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Potsdam's Gardens, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee De Cluny ©
Musee De Cluny

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