26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Eguisheim, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Playden, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Giethoorn, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche and then admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt day trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Wiesbaden, St. Augustine's Church, Eberbach Abbey, Main-Taunus Zentrum
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Neroberg ©
Neroberg
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Maulbronn Monastery, see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then take a stroll through Weissenhof Colony (Weissenhofsiedlung), then wander the streets of Koenigstrasse, and finally stop by Markthalle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Burg Hohenbaden, do a tasting at Weingut Schloss Neuweier, and then cruise along Schwarzwald Hochstrasse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Margarete Steiff Museum, Maulbronn Monastery, Kessler Sekt, Schwarzwald Hochstrasse
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Burg Hohenbaden ©
Burg Hohenbaden
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches . On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, make a splash at Flussbad Schwabis Thun, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss THUN, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bern online trip maker .

Getting from Stuttgart to Bern by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Thun, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim ©
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Saint-Leon Fountain and then explore the activities along Le Lac des Corbeaux. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Domaine Gruss & Fils, learn about winemaking at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger, see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hartmannswillerkopf, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eguisheim holiday builder website .

You can drive from Bern to Eguisheim in 2 hours. In August in Eguisheim, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Hartmannswillerkopf, Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg, Cite de l'Automobile, Le Lac des Corbeaux, Vieille Ville de Turckheim
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg ©
Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis.

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Getting from Eguisheim to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Beckenham.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Beckenham, United Kingdom

Beckenham ©
Get outdoors at Shoebury Common Beach and The Sculpture Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piltdown Golf Club and Shoebury East Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beckenham: Standen (in East Grinstead), Old Leigh (in Leigh-on Sea) and Hadleigh Castle (in Hadleigh). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Alice Holt Forest. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at THORPE PARK Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Beckenham road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Paris to Beckenham with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Beckenham. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beckenham: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Playden.

Things to do in Beckenham

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southend-on-Sea, Farnham, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Hampton Court Palace, Thorpe Park
Highlights from your plan
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
The Sculpture Park ©
The Sculpture Park

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Playden, United Kingdom

Playden ©
Playden is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. Visiting 1066 Country Walk and Mapp & Lucia's Rye will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Parish Church and Rye Heritage Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Playden trip website .

Traveling by car from Beckenham to Playden takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will leave for Bruges on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Playden

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rye
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church
Rye Heritage Centre ©
Rye Heritage Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges online itinerary planner .

Drive from Playden to Bruges in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Playden to Bruges is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, buy something for everyone on your list at Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Urk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Giethoorn trip maker website .

Getting from Bruges to Giethoorn by car takes about 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lighthouse Urk, Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet, Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, Hunebed D54 bij Havelte
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Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld ©
Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld
Hunebed D54 bij Havelte ©
Hunebed D54 bij Havelte

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