31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Oostkapelle, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Almeria, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Get outdoors at Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue, and make a trip to Museum Quarter.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oostkapelle.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Oostkapelle, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
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, don't miss a visit to 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): enjoy the sand and surf at 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 maps 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Sint-Walburgakerk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langemark Cemetery and St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church). Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide), Ostend (Museumschip Amandine & Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) 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, stop by The Bottle Shop, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, and make a trip to Historium Tower.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, 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

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
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 steep yourself in history 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 photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ghent holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of 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.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

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 Holy Ghost Citadel. 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 Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel's Church, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

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 Rheinfels Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt and Schloss Schoenburg. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Darmstadt (Institut Mathildenhoehe & Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt), Burg Stahleck (in Bacharach) and Rheinstein Castle (in Trechtingshausen). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt driving holiday planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zoological Museum and Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fraumünster Church and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Almeria.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Almeria, Spain

— 4 nights
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 Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Monsul Beach. 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 Castillo San Felipe (in Los Escullos), Nerja (Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Church of El Salvador, &more) and El Playazo (in Rodalquilar). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de los Genoveses, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Miguel, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Encarnacion, and head outdoors with Arrecife de Las Sirenas.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Almeria trip site.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Almeria takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Almeria is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Almeria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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 Catedral de Avila. You'll explore and learn at Museo Sorolla and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Casco Historico de Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, &more) and Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of La Latina, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Almeria to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in August, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.