59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Drive to Hillerod
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Hillerod, Denmark
— 7 nights
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Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Romanshorn
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Romanshorn, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Leuven
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Leuven, Belgium
— 8 nights
Drive
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 11 nights
Train to Paris l'Est, Fly to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo, France
— 8 nights
Drive
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Brest, France
— 8 nights
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Hillerod, Denmark

— 7 nights
Appreciate the collections at The Karen Blixen Museum and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. Get some historical perspective at Frederiksborg Castle and Frederiksborg slotshave. Explore Hillerod's surroundings by going to Arken Museum of Modern Art (in Ishoej), Helsingoer (Kronborg & Tibberup Hoekeren) and Vallensbaek Mose (in Vallensbaek Strand).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hillerod travel route builder tool.

Solingen, Germany to Hillerod is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Romanshorn.

Things to do in Hillerod

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Romanshorn, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Romanshorn is a municipality in the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.HistoryRomanshorn was probably settled in the 7th Century, and is first mentioned in 779 as Rumanishorn in a land grant from Waldrata to the Abbey of St. Museum-lovers will get to explore Autobau Erlebniswelt and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Get some cultural insight at St Mauritius Church and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. Get out of town with these interesting Romanshorn side-trips: Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen), Stein am Rhein (in Stein am Rhein) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, examine the collection at Saurer Museum, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and stop by Flauderei.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hillerod to Romanshorn. In September, daily temperatures in Romanshorn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leuven.

Things to do in Romanshorn

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Leuven, Belgium

— 8 nights
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Groot Begijnhof and Arenberg Castle. You'll explore and learn at M - Museum Leuven and Stedelijk Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Leuven side-trips: Abbaye de Grimbergen (in Grimbergen), Abdij van Averbode (in Averbode) and Zoutleeuw (St Leonard's Church & Sint Leonarduskerk Zoutleeuw). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Abdij van Vlierbeek, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, admire the striking features of Sint-Kwintenskerk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leuven trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Romanshorn to Leuven with the Route module. September in Leuven sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 10 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Boekhandel Dominicanen and Netherlands American Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sint Pieter and Basilica of St. Servatius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maastricht: Thorn (Museum Abdijkerk Thorn & St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church)), Theepottenmuseum Swartbroek (in Swartbroek) and Drielandenpunt (in Vaals). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, get to know the fascinating history of Kasteeltuinen Arcen, make a trip to Cesart, and stroll through Brunssummerheide.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maastricht online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Leuven to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 11 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Casemates du Bock and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art) and Museum Drai Eechelen. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxembourg City: Clervaux (Abbaye Saint-Maurice de Clervaux & The Family of Man), Chateau de Berg (in Colmar-Berg) and Musee Rural a Schiewesch (in Binsfeld). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, admire the masterpieces at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, and see the interesting displays at Tramway and Bus Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, France

— 8 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur and Cap Fréhel. Pointe du Grouin and Promenade du Clair de Lune will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Malo: Reserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (in Hillion), Le Theatre Du Costume (in Moncontour) and Le Botrai (in Saint-Trimoel). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Grand Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe du Decolle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxembourg City to Saint-Malo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, you will find days in Saint-Malo are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brest, France

— 8 nights
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Let the collections at Musee Memoires 39-45 and Le Fonds Helene & Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Carnac stones and Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lambader (in Plouvorn), Falaises de Tredrez (in Tredrez-Locquemeau) and Perros-Guirec (Sentier des douaniers, Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanopolis, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare du Petit Minou, get to know the fascinating history of Ville Close de Concarneau, and stroll through Reserve Cap Sizun.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Brest trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Brest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Copenhagen Region travel guide

4.4
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
An area filled with cafes, boutiques, and historical buildings, Copenhagen Region houses everything from a charming Old Town to royal palaces and castles. Known as one of the most environmentally friendly regions in the world, the towns and cities here can be easily cycled through, offering visitors a unique way to tour attractions. Indulge in a meal at one of the many highly rated restaurants, which offer local and international cuisine.

Canton of Thurgau travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Canton of Thurgau is a northeast canton of Switzerland.It is named for the Thur River, and the name Thurgovia was historically used for a larger area, including part of this river's basin upstream of the modern canton. The area of what is now Thurgau was acquired as subject territories by the cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy from the mid 15th century. Thurgau was first declared a canton in its own right at the formation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798.The population, is. In 2007, there were a total of 47,390 (or 19.9% of the population) who were resident foreigners. The capital is Frauenfeld.HistoryIn prehistoric times the lands of the canton were inhabited by people of the Pfyn culture along Lake Constance. During Roman times the canton was part of the province Raetia until in 450 the lands were settled by the Alamanni.In the 6th century Thurgovia became a Gau of the Frankish Empire as part of Alemannia, passing to the Duchy of Swabia in the early 10th century. At this time, Thurgovia included not just what is now the canton of Thurgau, but also much of the territory of the modern canton of St. Gallen, the Appenzell and the eastern parts of the canton of Zurich. The most important cities of Thurgovia in the early medieval period were Constance as the seat of the bishop, and St. Gallen for its abbey.

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Flemish Brabant Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Spas & Wellness · Landmarks
The heart of Belgium, the Flemish Brabant province surrounds Brussels, one of Europe's major centers of culture, politics, and commerce. This province forms the core of Belgian beer territory, known around the world for its production of quality brews. Despite its relatively small size, Flemish Brabant boasts the country's highest concentration of breweries, from family-run operations to major international establishments. Leuven, the provincial capital, serves as the beer industry's major hub and contains the longest bar in Europe, composed of a string of centrally located cafes and restaurants. This region contains over 1,800 km (1,100 mi) of marked cycling trails, so you can easily tour Leuven and the rest of the province on a bicycle.

Limburg Province travel guide

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Landmarks · Caves · Scenic Walking Areas

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.

Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.