21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Larvik, Norway
ferry:  4​h
1
Hirtshals, Denmark
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Schleswig, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Munster, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
9
Verdun, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Nancy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
12
Gengenbach, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Konstanz, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Bergamo, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
17
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
19
Chioggia, Italy
— 11 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
End: Larvik, Norway

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Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hirtshals trip app .

Larvik, Norway to Hirtshals is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Larvik in July, Hirtshals is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. You will leave for Schleswig on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Hirtshals

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Schleswig, Germany

Schleswig ©
Schleswig is a town in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) as well as Schloss Gottorf.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Schleswig day trip planner .

You can drive from Hirtshals to Schleswig in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Schleswig when traveling from Hirtshals in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Schleswig

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Gottorf ©
Schloss Gottorf

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Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museen Boettcherstrasse.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bremen route planner.

Getting from Schleswig to Bremen by car takes about 3 hours. July in Bremen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munster.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deutsches Auswandererhaus
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus

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Munster, Germany

Munster ©
To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munster online holiday maker .

Getting from Bremen to Munster by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Munster sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munster

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Deutsches Panzermuseum

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munster to Cologne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Koblenz.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Koblenz attractions planning website .

You can take a train from Cologne to Koblenz in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Koblenz can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Trier on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Imperial Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then explore the ancient world of Amphitheater, and finally steep yourself in history at Karl Marx House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier route maker tool .

Getting from Koblenz to Trier by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserthermen ©
Kaiserthermen
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Amphitheater ©
Amphitheater

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trier to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Verdun.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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Verdun, France

Verdun
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Verdun road trip planning tool .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Verdun by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Verdun, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for Nancy on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

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Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy road trip planning website .

You can drive from Verdun to Nancy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Verdun, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nancy, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Carriere ©
Place de la Carriere
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner .

Take a train from Nancy to Strasbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Gengenbach, Germany

Gengenbach
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gengenbach vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Gengenbach takes an hour. August in Gengenbach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Historic Sites

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Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Konstanz online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Gengenbach to Konstanz by car takes about 2 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Konstanz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town (Niederburg) ©
Old Town (Niederburg)

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Planning Zurich trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Konstanz to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toBergamo.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza Vecchia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then contemplate the long history of La Citta Alta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bergamo road trip tool .

Drive from Lucerne to Bergamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in August; daily highs in Bergamo reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza Vecchia ©
Piazza Vecchia

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner.

Getting from Bergamo to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Padua on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

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Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museo Antoniano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Padua online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Padua, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chioggia.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Museo Antoniano ©
Museo Antoniano

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Chioggia, Italy

Chioggia ©
Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy.GeographyThe town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25km south of Venice (50km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione, nowadays a quarter, of Sottomarina. Museo del Merletto and Pomposa Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Lio Piccolo and Saint Martino for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chioggia: Comacchio (Trepponti, Parco Delta Del Po, & more) and Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Sirena, take a leisurely stroll along Diga Sottomarina, stroll through Bahia del Sole, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chioggia trip builder tool .

Drive from Padua to Chioggia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chioggia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Comacchio, Blue Moon, Lio Piccolo, Museo del Merletto, Pomposa Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Museo del Merletto ©
Museo del Merletto
Pomposa Abbey ©
Pomposa Abbey

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