31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
Almeria, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
End: Madrid, Spain

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Herengracht and Zaanse Golf Club. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)

2
nights
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands

Oostkapelle ©
Oostkapelle is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum, contemplate the long history of Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, and then steep yourself in history at de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Boulevard van Vlissingen, enjoy the sand and surf at Badstrand, then make a trip to Fort Rammekens, then see the interesting displays at Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee, and finally do a tasting at Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oostkapelle day trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Oostkapelle by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oostkapelle: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Oostkapelle

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vlissingen, Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum, de Oostkerk van Middelburg uit 1667
Highlights from your plan
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 ©
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
Fort Rammekens ©
Fort Rammekens
Boulevard van Vlissingen ©
Boulevard van Vlissingen

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Langemark Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jeruzalemkerk and Sint-Walburgakerk. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide) and Ieper (Ypres) (Essex Farm Cemetery, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to Historium Tower, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oostkapelle to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oostkapelle in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Bruges. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ostend, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Langemark Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally stop by Patershol. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally take a stroll through Post Plaza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ghent holiday builder tool.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Guild Houses, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at MOOF Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles, step into the grandiose world of Larochette Castle, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Michel's Church, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City holiday app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, Larochette Castle, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Burg Stahleck. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rheinstein Castle and Rheinfels Castle. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Heidelberg (Alte Universitaet, Heidelberg Tun, &more), Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel) and Mathildenhoehe (in Darmstadt). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Frankfurt, explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schwetzingen Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Darmstadt, Rheinstein Castle, Rheinfels Castle, Schwetzingen Palace
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche) ©
St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche)
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grossmunster and Fraumünster Church. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, and take a stroll through Niederdorf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker.

Getting from Frankfurt to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Almeria.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoological Museum ©
Zoological Museum
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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nights
Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monsul Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil and Catedral de Almeria. Explore Almeria's surroundings by going to El Playazo (in Rodalquilar), Nerja (Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Church of El Salvador, &more) and Castillo San Felipe (in Los Escullos). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Genoveses, head outdoors with Arrecife de Las Sirenas, enjoy the sea views from Cabo de Gata Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Salinas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Almeria tour planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Almeria by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get a bit warmer in Almeria: highs are around 89°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, El Playazo, Castillo San Felipe, Monsul Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil ©
Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Castillo San Felipe ©
Castillo San Felipe

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Basilica de San Vicente. You'll explore and learn at Museo Sorolla and Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Casco Historico de Avila, The Walls of Avila, &more) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through La Latina, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Almeria to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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