24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dalen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 day
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Dalen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 30th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

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Tampico, Mexico to Amsterdam is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampico to Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam is much colder than Tampico - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dalen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Dalen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Dalen is an old village and a former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands, in the province of Drenthe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalen: Emmen (Northern Zoo & Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen), Veenpark (in Barger-Compascuum) and Slagharen (in Slagharen). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mommeriete brouwerij.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalen trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Dalen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Utrecht.

Things to do in Dalen

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, and finally view the masterpieces at Fotodok.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Utrecht road trip planning app.

Drive from Dalen to Utrecht in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Utrecht

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bruges using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. On the next day, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Bruges in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourdes online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Lourdes takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lourdes to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lourdes in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calanque de Samena.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lyon, France

— 1 day

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 14th (Sun): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in July, Lyon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Lyon to Luxembourg City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Luxembourg City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 15th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dalen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dalen, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kasteel van Coevorden.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dalen trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Dalen by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dalen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse, about 34 minutes away. Explore Amsterdam further: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dalen to Amsterdam in 2 hours. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip