22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Concordiahofje Noord, then wander the streets of Mercatorplein, and then explore the world behind art at Cruquius Pump Museum. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Torture Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Canals, then appreciate the extensive heritage of P.W. Janssenhofje, then see the interesting displays at The Cat Cabinet, and finally admire the masterpieces at Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Leiden, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Let the collections at Museum De Lakenhal and Leiden American Pilgrim Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kasteel Heeswijk and Old Observatory Leiden. Change things up with a short trip to Reeuwijkse Plassen in Reeuwijk (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Duivenvoorde, admire the striking features of het Stadhuis van Leiden uit 1596, contemplate the long history of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, and examine the collection at Sieboldhuis.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leiden travel route planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Leiden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leiden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk and then make a trip to Plaza Markt.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hoek van Holland beach, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Voorlinden, and then don't miss a visit to Lange Voorhout.

Before you visit The Hague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Leiden. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Delft, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, take in the exciting artwork at Prinsenkwartier, take a stroll through Agnetapark, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, then make a trip to Molen Aeolus, and finally stop by Cheese and More Delft.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Delft day trip website.

Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In August, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Delft

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos) and then get to know the fascinating history of Arentshof.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bruges online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Delft to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Pieters-abdij, examine the collection at Industrie Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ghent trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 31st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Seneffe, make a trip to Eglise Saint Gilles, take a stroll through Place du Jeu de Balle, then don't miss a visit to Luxembourg Square, and finally stop by Mary Chocolatier. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, then see the interesting displays at Zimmer Tower, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Chocolate Village, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Poelaert.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis and Hotel de Ville will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau of Vincennes and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers, and stroll around Parc Monceau.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nizier.

Planning Lyon trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune and The Collegiale church. Explore hidden gems such as Roman Amphitheatre and Chateau de Neuchatel. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Plainpalais, make a trip to Banc de la Treille, and take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip planner.

Drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips