35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
2
Solingen, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Solingen, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
12
Dunkirk, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
13
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany


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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, thenlook for gifts at Altstadt, and finally wander the streets of Konigsallee.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dusseldorf online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Solingen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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Solingen, Germany

Solingen ©
Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Change things up with these side-trips from Solingen: Hattingen (Altstadt Hattingen & St. Georg Kirche), Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Kaiserwagen (in Wuppertal) and Bochum (Ruhr Park & Botanischer Garten). There's much more to do: make a trip to Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, revel in the low prices at Wusthof Outlet Store, see the interesting displays at LWL-Freilichtmuseum, and steep yourself in history at SinnesWald.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Solingen planner.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Solingen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Solingen are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Solingen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wuppertal, Hattingen, Witten, Bochum, Altenberger Dom
Highlights from your plan
Neanderthal Museum ©
Neanderthal Museum
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal ©
Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs ©

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne day trip website.

Drive from Solingen to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Cologne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Paris

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

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Solingen.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Solingen, Germany

Solingen ©
Explore Solingen's surroundings by going to Burg Hardenstein (in Witten), AquaMagis (in Plettenberg) and LVR-Freilichtmuseum Lindlar (in Lindlar). See even more of Solingen: admire the masterpieces at Von Der Heydt Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fauna Park, get your game on at Lasertag Adventure, and admire the striking features of Elberfelder Rathaus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Solingen trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Solingen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Solingen

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wuppertal, Lasertag Adventure, Burg Hardenstein, AquaMagis, LVR-Freilichtmuseum Lindlar
Highlights from your plan
AquaMagis ©
AquaMagis
Von Der Heydt Museum ©
Von Der Heydt Museum
LVR-Freilichtmuseum Lindlar ©
LVR-Freilichtmuseum Lindlar

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Burgplatz and then admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

Discover how to plan a Dusseldorf trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Solingen to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
Highlights from your plan
MedienHafen ©
MedienHafen
Burgplatz ©
Burgplatz

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planning website.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London route maker site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (The Markt, Carpentier-Goegebeuer, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 14th (Thu), make a trip to Barrage Vauban, thentake a stroll through La Petite France, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, thenstop by Little Venice, and then admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online journey planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Colmar, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 17th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Belfry of Dunkirk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Touquet Beach.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Dunkirk day trip tool.

Take a train from Strasbourg to Dunkirk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calais Wine Superstore, Le Touquet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Musee Portuaire ©
Musee Portuaire

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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 20th (Wed): learn about all things military at MNHM National Museum of Military History, step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, thendon't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dunkirk to Luxembourg City. Traveling from Dunkirk in January, things will get a bit cooler in Luxembourg City: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

MNHM National Museum of Military History, Vianden Castle
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©
Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum ©
Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum

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