26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing 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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 2 nights
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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 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at 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.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to London is 8 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Waterworks MIcropub). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonard's Church, steep yourself in history at Roman Painted House, and surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dover trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from London to Dover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, then look for gifts at Ess9nce, and then sample some tasty brews at La Compagnie des Terroirs. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Caen trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Dover to Caen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luc-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Ouistreham Beach, then relax and rejuvenate 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.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luc-sur-Mer day trip planning app.

Luc-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Caen. In June in Luc-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Luc-sur-Mer

Spas · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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 Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Getting from Luc-sur-Mer to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, get engrossed in the history at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire, then make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, and finally stroll through Jardin des Sculptures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunkirk online tour planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Dunkirk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Dunkirk are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches

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 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, contemplate the long history of Trench of the Bayonets, then witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial de la Voie Sacre, and finally learn about all things military at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun.

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You can drive from Dunkirk to Verdun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dunkirk in June, you will find days in Verdun are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Casemates du Bock, make a trip to Barrio Grund, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt Vianden..

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Verdun to Luxembourg City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Verdun in June, expect nights in Luxembourg City to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and admire all the interesting features of Anne Frank House.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly 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 Brandenburg Gate, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Energylandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip builder site.

You can fly from Berlin to Oswiecim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.