41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Brussels, Belgium
— 12 nights
2
Tongeren, Belgium
— 4 nights
3
Gatchina, Russia
— 3 nights
4
Quedlinburg, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
6
Rust, Germany
— 4 nights
7
Rennes, France
— 3 nights
8
Durham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

12
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 St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Sint-Jacobskerk, &more), Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom & Te Boelaerpark) and Bruges (Friet Museum, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder website.

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain to Brussels is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September; daily highs in Brussels reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Tongeren.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
nights
Tongeren, Belgium

Tongeren ©
Tongeren is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium. Museum-lovers will appreciate Teseum and Musee du silex. Visit Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Fort de Lantin for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tongeren: Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren), De Teut (in Zonhoven) and Duinengordel (in Meeuwen-Gruitrode). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Catharinakerk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mechelse Heide, and identify plant and animal life at De Kevie.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tongeren trip maker tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Tongeren in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tongeren, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gatchina.

Things to do in Tongeren

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronnenwandeling, De Teut, Duinengordel, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Fort de Lantin
Highlights from your plan
Duinengordel ©
Duinengordel
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Fort de Lantin ©
Fort de Lantin

3
nights
Gatchina, Russia

Gatchina ©
Gatchina is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 45km south of St. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum and Museum of Gatchina. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Church of Peter and Pavel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatchina: House of the Station Master (in Vyra), Imeni Sverdlova (Bogoslovka Ethnographic Park & Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin) and Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother (in Vyritsa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Zverinskiye Gates, identify plant and animal life at Nature Monument Dudergof Heights, see the interesting displays at Yelizavetino Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatchina day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Tongeren to Gatchina with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Tongeren in September, you will find days in Gatchina are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Quedlinburg.

Things to do in Gatchina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Imeni Sverdlova, Vyritsa, House of the Station Master, Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, House-Museum of Composer Isaac Schwartz
Highlights from your plan
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum ©
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum
House of the Station Master ©
House of the Station Master

2
nights
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg ©
Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Do some cultural sightseeing at Altstadt Quedlinburg and Ostdeutsches Fahrzeug Museum. Appreciate the collections at GLEIMHAUS Museum der deutschen Aufklarung and Moses Mendelssohn Akademie - Berendt Lehmann Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quedlinburg: Lowenzahn - Entdeckerpfad (in Drei Annen Hohne) and Kloster Drubeck (in Drubeck). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche St. Benedikti, explore the historical opulence of Wernigerode Castle, explore the striking landscape at Roßtrappe, and contemplate the long history of Dom und Domschatz.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quedlinburg vacation site.

Explore your travel options from Gatchina to Quedlinburg with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatchina to Quedlinburg due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Quedlinburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Halberstadt, Wernigerode Castle, St Cyriakus, Ostdeutsches Fahrzeug Museum, Roßtrappe
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Kloster Drubeck ©
Kloster Drubeck
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle

4
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Schloss Heidelberg. Lichtenstein Castle and Burg Hohenneuffen will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stuttgart: Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum) (in Sinsheim), Heidelberg (Tinnunculus, Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, &more) and Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, look for all kinds of wild species at Margarethenschlucht, and explore the world behind art at Staatsgalerie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart online trip maker.

Getting from Quedlinburg to Stuttgart by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rust.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Burg Hohenneuffen, Lichtenstein Castle, Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), Eninger Weide
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

4
nights
Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Get a sense of the local culture at Freiburger Münster and Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund. Visit Hohenbaden Old Castle and Eglise Russe for their historical value. Explore Rust's surroundings by going to Augustiner Museum (in Freiburg im Breisgau), Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach) and Nonnenmattweiher (in Muenstertal). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, examine the collection at Kulturhaus LA8, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, and explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rust road trip site.

Getting from Stuttgart to Rust by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Rust sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rennes.

Things to do in Rust

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Freiburg im Breisgau, Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, Nonnenmattweiher
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

3
nights
Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Get some cultural insight at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur and Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pointe du Grouin and (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf. Change things up with these side-trips from Rennes: Les Remparts de Saint-Malo (in Saint-Malo), Des Heures Dehors (in Ploermel) and Pointe du Decolle (in Saint-Lunaire). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Le Botrai, take a pleasant ride with Poney Club de Combourg, and get your game on at Virtual Room Rennes.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rennes trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Rust to Rennes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rennes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Rennes

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, Univers du Poete Ferrailleur, Le Botrai, Des Heures Dehors, Pointe du Grouin
Highlights from your plan
Univers du Poete Ferrailleur ©
Univers du Poete Ferrailleur
(Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf ©
(Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf

5
nights
Durham, United Kingdom

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Get a sense of the local culture at Durham Cathedral and Durham Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beamish Museum and Lindisfarne Gospels. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Laurence Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Durham trip maker site.

Getting from Rennes to Durham by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rennes to Durham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Durham is little chillier than Rennes - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Beamish Museum
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

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