23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Bregenz, Austria
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Merano, Italy
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Bled, Slovenia
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Sopron, Hungary
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Dresden, Germany
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Goslar, Germany
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands

The Hook of Holland is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland (hence the name; hoek means "corner"), at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoek van Holland sightseeing planner.

Kettering, UK to Hoek van Holland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kettering to Hoek van Holland due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Maastricht.

Things to do in Hoek van Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Helpoort and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hoek van Holland to Maastricht takes 3 hours. In September in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Heidelberg.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, examine the collection at Technoseum Mannheim (ehemals Landesmuseum fuer Technik und Arbeit), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Mannheim, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Kirche.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Heidelberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bregenz.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bregenz, Austria

— 2 nights
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Mehrerau, then examine the collection at Stoffels Saege-Muhle, and then don't miss a visit to Pfarrkirche St. Gallus. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dornbirner Marktplatz, see the interesting displays at Angelika Kauffmann Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Schwarzenberger Pfarrkirche, appreciate the views at Rolls-Royce Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nepomuk Kapelle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Oberstadt Bregenz.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bregenz online road trip planner.

Drive from Heidelberg to Bregenz in 3.5 hours. September in Bregenz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merano.

Things to do in Bregenz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Merano, Italy

— 2 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Nicolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Kathrein, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Spirito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Touriseum, see the interesting displays at Castello Rametz - Wine Museum, then stroll around Passeggiata Gilf, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merano road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Merano takes 4 hours. When traveling from Bregenz in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merano: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bled.

Things to do in Merano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Zakladi Slovenije, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, then see the interesting displays at Liznjekova house, and finally don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip builder website.

Drive from Merano to Bled in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Merano in September, expect Bled to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sopron.

Things to do in Bled

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Sopron, Hungary

— 2 nights
Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.HistoryAncient times-13th centuryWhen the area that is today Western Hungary was a province of the Roman Empire, a city called Scarbantia stood here. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Esterházy-kastély, then steep yourself in history at Szechenyi Mansion, and then pause for some photo ops at Holy Trinity Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sopron Museum - Old Synagogue, examine the collection at Zettl-Langer Collection, examine the collection at Storno House, get to know the fascinating history of Sopron Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Immaculate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George Dome Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sopron trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Sopron takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bled in September: highs in Sopron hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ceske Budejovice.

Things to do in Sopron

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

— 2 nights
Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Samson's Fountain and then admire the striking features of Magistrát města. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Latran houses, then steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ceske Budejovice trip website.

Getting from Sopron to Ceske Budejovice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sopron in September: highs in Ceske Budejovice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dresden.

Things to do in Ceske Budejovice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, then contemplate the long history of Stallhof, and then make a trip to Schlossplatz. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Theaterplatz, examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ceske Budejovice to Dresden by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goslar.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Goslar, Germany

— 2 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Neuwerkkirche Goslar, examine the collection at Zinnfiguren-Museum Goslar, and then admire the landmark architecture of Das Siemenshaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lohmuehle, then learn about all things military at Goslarer Museum, then steep yourself in history at Imperial Palace of Goslar, and finally examine the collection at Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Goslar road trip planning app.

You can drive from Dresden to Goslar in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Goslar can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Utrecht.

Things to do in Goslar

Museums · Historic Sites

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Appreciate the collections at Mondial Museum and Museum Catharijneconvent. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canals area and DOMunder. Venture out of the city with trips to Kasteel Groeneveld (in Baarn) and Amersfoort (Muurhuizen & Koppelpoort). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk and examine the collection at Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Utrecht trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goslar to Utrecht. In September, daytime highs in Utrecht are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoek van Holland.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hoek van Holland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Hoek van Holland takes 1.5 hours. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hoek van Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games