30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Kinderdijk, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Delft, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
7
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Metz, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Anne Frank House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Oker Gallery. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), take a stroll through Leidseplein, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam route app .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

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 5th (Mon), make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rotterdam Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, and finally see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube). On your second day here, explore the activities along Nieuwkoopse Plassen, then examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kaapse Brouwers.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen
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Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus

2
nights
Kinderdijk, Holland

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post, then take a memorable tour with Sophiapolder Tours, and then cool off at Zwembad Sportcentrum Papendrecht. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Brick King, then delve into the lush surroundings at Het Loetbos, and then explore the galleries of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kinderdijk fast, fun, and easy.

Kinderdijk is very close to Rotterdam. In August, daytime highs in Kinderdijk are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Delft.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sophiapolder Tours, Brick King, Het Loetbos, Zwembad Sportcentrum Papendrecht, Kinderdijk
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Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Museum Johannes Post ©
Museum Johannes Post

2
nights
Delft, Holland

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, don't miss a visit to Markt, and then look for gifts at Cheese and More Delft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agnetapark, and finally make a trip to City Hall.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Delft online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kinderdijk to Delft takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Delft

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Strand Rockanje
Highlights from your plan
Strand Rockanje ©
Strand Rockanje
Old Church ©
Old Church

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Church of Our Lady of Laeken. Do some cultural sightseeing at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planning tool .

Drive from Delft to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at 2be Beer Wall and Salvador Dali Exhibition. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bruges online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll through Patershol and then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then shop like a local with Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent day trip planning tool .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In August, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, then delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle, and then brush up on your military savvy at MNHM National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City holiday planner .

Getting from Ghent to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Metz.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bourscheid Castle, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Chateau de Vianden, Beaufort Castles
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle

2
nights
Metz, France

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 23rd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Zoo d'Amnéville. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then make a trip to Place Stanislas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Metz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Metz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Metz

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nancy, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, Carriere du Barrois, Zoo d'Amnéville
Highlights from your plan
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix ©
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Paris Plage. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from Metz to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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