26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  15 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Den Ham, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Reims, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stroll through ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Amsterdam is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Den Ham.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
Den Ham, The Netherlands

Den Ham ©
Den Ham is a linear village in the municipality Zuidhorn in the province Groningen. On the 30th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Landgoed Nienoord and then take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Den Ham trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Den Ham in 2.5 hours. July in Den Ham sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Den Ham

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Landgoed Nienoord, Klooster-wandeling Aduard
Highlights from your plan
Landgoed Nienoord ©
Landgoed Nienoord
Klooster-wandeling Aduard ©
Klooster-wandeling Aduard

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 31st (Tue), get in on the family fun at Madurodam, then see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and finally view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam itinerary planner.

You can drive from Den Ham to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. In July in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
Efteling ©
Efteling
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

5
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reims trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Reims when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), make a trip to Barrio Grund, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Reims to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Barrio Grund ©
Barrio Grund

2
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 12th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kornmarkt, make a trip to Porta Nigra, steep yourself in history at Karl Marx House, contemplate the long history of Imperial Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheater.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Trier road trip website .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Trier takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Trier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, meet the residents at Koelner Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Cologne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), & more) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, admire the striking features of Romer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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