52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Gouda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Graz, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Balzers, Liechtenstein
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Malbun, Liechtenstein
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Vianden, Luxembourg
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Brussels, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Lille, France
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Reims, France
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Paris, France
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Le Mans City, France
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Caen, France
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Calais, France
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Dover, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
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Harlech, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about all things military at Hull Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at Ferens Art Gallery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kingston-upon-Hull trip builder website.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Kingston-upon-Hull is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kingston-upon-Hull can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then explore the galleries of Panorama Mesdag, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kingston-upon-Hull to Rotterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingston-upon-Hull to Rotterdam is 1 hour. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Gouda.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gouda, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda and then make a trip to Plaza Markt..

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gouda sightseeing planning tool.

Gouda is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 30th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

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

You can drive from Gouda to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arnhem online travel route builder.

Drive from Amsterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Arnhem are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Arnhem

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 night

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Flying Pins.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eindhoven trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Eindhoven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dusseldorf: Movie Park Germany (in Bottrop), Pfarrei St. Lamberti (in Gladbeck) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, take a stroll through Konigsallee, look for gifts at Altstadt, and examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf.

Plan a Dusseldorf trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Eindhoven to Dusseldorf by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cologne journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 6th (Tue), ponder the design of Fountain of Justice.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Nuremberg, Germany

— 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Toy Museum, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and then find something for the whole family at Playmobil-FunPark.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nuremberg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip builder.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Brno, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brno online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Prague to Brno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brno, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Museums

Vienna, Austria

— 1 day

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Brno to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Graz, Austria

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus Graz, then explore the galleries of Schloss Eggenberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Graz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Graz are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salzburg vacation app.

Getting from Graz to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Marstallmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Balzers.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Balzers, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
Balzers is a town and community located in southern Liechtenstein. On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Lawena Museum and then don't miss a visit to Gutenberg Castle.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Balzers travel route website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Balzers in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Malbun.

Things to do in Balzers

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Malbun, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun, get outside with Malbi-park, then explore the activities along Ganglesee Lake, then make a trip to Sareis Chairlift, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Galina Falcon Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Malbun attractions site.

Malbun is very close to Balzers. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Malbun

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, then make a trip to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, and finally step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vaduz online trip itinerary builder.

Vaduz is very close to Malbun. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vaduz to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stuttgart travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Luxembourg City on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 day

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.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vianden.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Vianden, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Known for its stunning white-stone castle and its position in the Our valley, Vianden centers around a single cobbled street stretching from the River Our to its famous palace gates.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at MNHM National Museum of Military History, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt Vianden., and then steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vianden trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Vianden in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vianden can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Vianden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then get 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.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Vianden to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

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 (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ghent driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Lille, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, then make a trip to Grande Place, and finally explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lille are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, then contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reims day trip planning tool.

Getting from Lille to Reims by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lille in August, Reims is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Reims to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Reims in August, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Le Mans City, France

— 2 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Papea Parc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de La Fleche.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Le Mans City trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Paris to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

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.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Caen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to Caen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Le Mans City in August: highs in Caen hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Calais on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Caen

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Calais, France

— 2 nights

Gate to the North

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calais: Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and Promenade des Remparts (in Boulogne-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, appreciate the history behind Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Calais day trip website.

Traveling by car from Caen to Calais takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Dover, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dover holiday tool.

Getting from Calais to Dover by combination of train and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Calais to Dover is minus 1 hour. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Dover

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

London, United Kingdom

— 1 day

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our London travel planner.

Traveling by train from Dover to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, find something for the whole family at Drayton Manor Theme Park, and then fly down the slopes at SnowDome.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip tool.

You can drive from London to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Birmingham

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom

— 1 night
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Betws-y-Coed road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Betws-y-Coed takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Harlech on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Harlech, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Harlech Castle, then kick back and relax at Harlech Beach, and then kick back and relax at Criccieth Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harlech planner.

Drive from Betws-y-Coed to Harlech in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Harlech

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online travel route planner.

You can drive from Harlech to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North and then let the kids burn off some steam at Bizzy Kids Craft Cafe and Party Venue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manchester travel website.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trips

Leeds, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeds trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Leeds takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leeds, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Leeds

Classes · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · 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.

Snowdonia National Park travel guide

4.3
Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.