27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Erbil, Iraq
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Tours, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 45 min
11
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
Arona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Erbil, Iraq

1
night
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then ponder the world of politics at Vredespaleis, and finally ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the The Hague trip planner.

Erbil, Iraq to The Hague is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erbil to The Hague. When traveling from Erbil in April, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in The Hague: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam Centraal Station
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner.

Getting from The Hague to Amsterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the history behind Brabo, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally stop by Pierre Marcolini. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin).

Plan my day in Antwerp using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and finally examine the collection at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Burg Square ©
Burg Square
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Atomium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Loches and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Loches
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Place du Marche Notre-Dame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, make a trip to France Miniature, then steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and finally steep yourself in history at Académie Équestre de Versailles.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles road trip planning site.

Drive from Tours to Versailles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

France Miniature
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Hall of Mirrors ©
The Hall of Mirrors
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
On the 29th (Fri), discover the magic at Walt Disney Studios Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee holiday planner.

Getting from Versailles to Marne-la-Vallee by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

1
night
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at BiBoViNo and then cruise the town with Mobilboard Le Touquet.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marne-la-Vallee to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Marne-la-Vallee, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

BiBoViNo
Highlights from your plan
Mobilboard Le Touquet ©
Mobilboard Le Touquet
BiBoViNo ©
BiBoViNo

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like BMW Welt and Asamkirche. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich trip maker app.

You can drive from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Munich in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arona.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

1
night
Arona, Italy

Arona ©
Arona is a town and comune on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara (northern Italy). On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea and then see the interesting displays at Museo Dei Trasporti Ogliari.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arona online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munich to Arona. While traveling from Munich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Arona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Dei Trasporti Ogliari
Highlights from your plan
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea

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