26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Caen
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Caen, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luc-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Verdun, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planning site.

Sacramento, USA to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Sacramento to London. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Dover, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Get out of town with these interesting Dover side-trips: Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Waterworks MIcropub). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Leonard's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Dover Sea Safari, and make a trip to Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dover online trip maker.

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Caen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 23rd (Fri), learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, look for gifts at Ess9nce, and then learn insider's secrets on La Compagnie des Terroirs. On the next day, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Caen holiday maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Dover to Caen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dover to Caen is 1 hour. Traveling from Dover in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Caen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Luc-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Luc-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Luc-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.Sights The "Maison de la Baleine" created by Jean Chabriac. On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Ouistreham Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thalazur Ouistreham, then learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, and finally stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

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Luc-sur-Mer is just a stone's throw from Caen. July in Luc-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Luc-sur-Mer

Spas · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip maker website.

Drive from Luc-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. When traveling from Luc-sur-Mer in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Dunkirk, France

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, have fun and explore at Musee Portuaire, make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, and finally stroll through Jardin des Sculptures.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dunkirk online day trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Dunkirk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Dunkirk reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Verdun, France

— 2 nights
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont, steep yourself in history at Trench of the Bayonets, then witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, then make a trip to Memorial de la Voie Sacre, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Verdun vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Verdun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dunkirk in July, you will find days in Verdun are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, make a trip to Barrio Grund, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt Vianden..

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City tour builder.

Getting from Verdun to Luxembourg City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Verdun in August: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning site.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Oswiecim, Poland

— 2 nights
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a splash at Energylandia. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim attractions planner.

Getting from Berlin to Oswiecim by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips