43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Calais, France
— Few hours
2
Houlgate, France
— 7 nights
3
Amboise, France
— 1 night
4
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
5
Reims, France
— 4 nights
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
7
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
9
Calais, France
— Few hours
10
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
11
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
12
Etretat, France
— 3 nights
13
Caen, France
— 3 nights
14
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
15
Honfleur, France
— 3 nights
16
Le Havre, France
— 4 nights

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by P&O Ferries Dover - Calais and then don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Calais trip maker app.

Birmingham, UK to Calais is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Calais due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Houlgate.
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l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

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Houlgate, France

Houlgate ©
Houlgate is a small tourist resort in northwestern France along the English Channel with a beach and a casino. Attractions like Deauville Beach and Plage de Cabourg make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ville de Lisieux (Carmel De Lisieux, Jardin de L'Eveche, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Promenade Marcel Proust, don't miss a visit to Les Halles Medievales, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge, and walk around Le Parc Naturel du Marais.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houlgate trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Houlgate takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Houlgate

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ville de Lisieux, Deauville City, Cabourg, Villers-sur-Mer, Beuvron-en-Auge
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Plage de Cabourg ©
Plage de Cabourg
Le Parc Naturel du Marais ©
Le Parc Naturel du Marais

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Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Denis, take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally stop by Galland Epicerie de Terroirs. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amboise trip maker.

You can drive from Houlgate to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Houlgate in September, expect nights in Amboise to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Balloon Rides

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Water Parterres, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, thendon't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Fontainebleau, stroll around Le Jardin de Versailles, and then admire the striking features of Ancien Hopital Royal.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Versailles day trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Versailles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Reims is known for wineries, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Surrender, steep yourself in history at Square Des Cordeliers, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Demoiselle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Reims in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes ©
Ugolf Reims-Bezannes
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts

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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.
Make your Luxembourg City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Reims to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Reims in September: highs in Luxembourg City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stadtmauer.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, don't miss a visit to Atomium, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, thenbrowse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cologne to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Calais, France

Calais
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Calais trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Calais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. You will leave for Bayeux on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Baron Gerard.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux visit website.

Drive from Calais to Bayeux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Tour Gabriel, thenmake a trip to Barrage sur le Couesnon, and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, thenmake a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Tour Gabriel ©
Tour Gabriel

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Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, thendon't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, thenexamine the collection at Le Clos Arsene Lupin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage-Baignade Yport, thenget outside with Cap Fagnet, thensteep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Etretat trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Caen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fecamp, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

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Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen as well as Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands - Parc historique. Step out of Caen with an excursion to Le Chaudron De La Liberation in Vimoutiers--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Hotel D'Escoville.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caen trip builder website.

Drive from Etretat to Caen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Le Chaudron De La Liberation, Ornavik, des Vikings aux Normands - Parc historique, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Fayencerie Augy, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice, thenappreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, thendon't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maclou's Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rouen journey planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Rouen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue Saint-Romain ©
Rue Saint-Romain

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Honfleur, France

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Family-friendly places like Vieux Bassin and Pont de Normandie will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at Musee Eugene Boudin, take an in-depth tour of Musee du Vieux Honfleur, and stop by Tabernula.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Le Havre.

Things to do in Honfleur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie) ©
Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie)
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

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Le Havre, France

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa and Les Jardins Suspendus. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer, explore the world behind art at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, see the interesting displays at Musee Maison de L'Armateur, and wander the streets of Centre-ville reconstruit du Havre.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Le Havre journey site.

You can drive from Honfleur to Le Havre in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Le Havre sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Le Havre

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa ©
Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer ©
Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer
Musee Maison de L'Armateur ©
Musee Maison de L'Armateur

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