27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Katwijk, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Colmar, France
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Arles, France
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
nights
Katwijk, Holland

Katwijk ©
Visiting Beach Wassenaarseslag and duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kasteel Duivenvoorde and Het Spinozahuis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Katwijk travel route builder tool .

Perth, Australia to Katwijk is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Katwijk. Traveling from Perth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Katwijk, with lows of 15°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Katwijk

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wassenaar, Het Spinozahuis, Kasteel Duivenvoorde
Highlights from your plan
Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin ©
Kasteel Duivenvoorde ©
Kasteel Duivenvoorde
Het Spinozahuis ©
Het Spinozahuis

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip app .

Traveling by car from Katwijk to Amsterdam takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Duinreservaat Castricum
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, then delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles, then make a trip to Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster, then see the interesting displays at The Family of Man, then explore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Chateau de Vianden, The Family of Man
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

few
hours
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 15th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colmar tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Colmar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Colmar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Kaysersberg, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Vieille Ville de Turckheim
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Kaysersberg ©
Chateau de Kaysersberg

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, then examine the collection at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Chateau de Nyon, learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then shop like a local with Fondation de l'Hermitage.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Chateau de Nyon, Grottes de Vallorbe
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

2
nights
Annecy, France

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Le Semnoz. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac, and then see the interesting displays at Palais de l'Ile.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Annecy attractions app .

Drive from Geneva to Annecy in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Annecy, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Plage de la Brune, Reve d'Eau, Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac, Les Tarines
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Plage de la Brune ©
Plage de la Brune
Palais de l'Ile ©
Palais de l'Ile

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse), then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Castel Plage, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Annecy to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Annecy in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Harbor (La Darse), Villa Kerylos, Haut de Cagnes
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

1
day
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arles trip maker .

Getting from Nice to Arles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Arles when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Arles

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Blaye and then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, stop by The Wine Buff, shop like a local with Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'orange Bleue, then steep yourself in history at Cloitre des Cordeliers, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip site .

You can drive from Arles to Bordeaux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, Bordeaux is little chillier than Arles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Highlights from your plan
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
The Wine Buff ©
The Wine Buff
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

1
night
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pointe du Decolle, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Bon-Secours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo trip builder app .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Malo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bordeaux in August: highs in Saint-Malo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cancale, Pointe du Decolle
Highlights from your plan
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Chemin de Ronde ©
Chemin de Ronde
Pointe du Decolle ©
Pointe du Decolle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Saint-Malo to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, see the interesting displays at Kazerne Dossin, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Meetjeslandse Kreken, then take a stroll through Patershol, and then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle.

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, Meetjeslandse Kreken, Kazerne Dossin
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jagersplas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then kick back and relax at Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hertenkamp Bloemendaal.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jagersplas, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Strand van Castricum, Hertenkamp Bloemendaal
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee ©
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee
Hertenkamp Bloemendaal ©
Hertenkamp Bloemendaal

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