26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip planner.

Lincoln, UK to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Brussels. In March in Brussels, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

2
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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 24th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Berlin, Germany

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder site.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Khreshchatyk, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Za Dvumya Zaitsami Monument.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Berlin to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 31st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy.

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You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Krakow is minus 1 hour. In March in Krakow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

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Getting from Krakow to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Munich are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder website.

Getting from Munich to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in April, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Paris, France

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 (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.