60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

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60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Chur, Switzerland
Drive + Fly:  8 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
10
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
11
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
12
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
13
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
14
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
15
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
16
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
17
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
18
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
19
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
20
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Chur, Switzerland

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Viking Ship Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Norsk Folkemuseum and Ostbanehallen for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Munch Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Chur, Switzerland to Oslo is an approximately 8- hour combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Oslo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Our Saviour's Church. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen tour app.

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Topography of Terror. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online holiday builder.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lobkowicz Palace and Lesser Town. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip tool.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Explore hidden gems such as MuseumsQuartier Wien and Albertina. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Step off the beaten path and head to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in July, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, wander the streets of Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and Platteklip Gorge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Groot Constantia and Dorp Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden & Marze Botha Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Heart of Cape Town Museum, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online tour planner.

Fly from Rome to Cape Town in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Highlights from your plan
First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally explore the world behind art at Customs House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, then admire the striking features of Anzac Memorial, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Sydney in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cape Town to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Legion of Honor and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Lands End.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to San Francisco takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In August, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Charles M. Schulz Museum, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Via Ferrata, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, steep yourself in history at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, then get a new perspective on nature at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Sentinel Pass, explore the activities along Moraine Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of the Ten Peaks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Banff National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Banff National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Banff National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Banff National Park dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, wander the streets of Dumbo, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to New York City. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Necropolis. St Giles' Cathedral and Glasgow Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Glasgow (The Glasgow School of Art & The Tenement House) and Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (in Coatbridge). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, walk around Holyrood Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Edinburgh by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Edinburgh hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of British Library, and admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, London is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and make a trip to Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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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.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and Royal Library of Belgium. When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Groot Begijnhof in Leuven, approximately Leuven away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Groot Begijnhof
Highlights from your plan

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), and finally take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Micropia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker app.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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