22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Tours
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Tours, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Angers, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orleans, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baume-les-Messieurs, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trier, Germany
— 5 nights
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Tours, France

— 4 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château de l'Islette and Chateau Royal d'Amboise. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee du Compagnonnage and Jardin Botanique de Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Maurice Dufresne Museum (in Azay-le-Rideau), Blois (Chateau Royal de Blois, Escalier Denis Papin, &more) and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci (in Amboise). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts Tours, delve into the distant past at Prieure Saint-Cosme - Demeure de Ronsard, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tours vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Tours is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Tours: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Angers, France

— 3 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Head to Art Chapel Gallery and La Maison des Artisansfor plenty of shopping. Visit Chateau d'Angers and Maison des Vins d'Anjou et de Saumur for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Saumur (Musee de la Cavalerie, Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, steep yourself in history at La Tour Saint-Aubin, and appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Angers planning site.

Traveling by car from Tours to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Orleans, France

— 2 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres, then explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, then make a trip to Place du Martroi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orleans travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Angers to Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Orleans are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Baume-les-Messieurs, France

— 2 nights
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Lac de Chalain, admire the sheer force of Cascades du Hérisson, and then steep yourself in history at Maison de Louis Pasteur. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of La Cascade des Tufs, then examine the collection at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, then get outside with Cascade de Tufs, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs.

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Getting from Orleans to Baume-les-Messieurs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Baume-les-Messieurs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Visiting NaturoparC - Hunawihr and La Volerie des Aigles will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Feerie de Noel (in Riquewihr), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

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Traveling by flight from Baume-les-Messieurs to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trier, Germany

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Appreciate the collections at Historische Senfmuehle and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). For shopping fun, head to Hauptmarkt or Rituals. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Metternich Castle (in Beilstein), Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem) and Bernkastel-Kues (Sankt Michael, Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trier sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Trier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in June, you will find days in Trier are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Jura travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Waterfalls · Gift & Specialty Shops