60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Albufeira, Portugal
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Benalmadena, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Marseille, France
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Cannes, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Genoa, Italy
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Pisa, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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Bari, Italy
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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Venice, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Bern, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Brussels, Belgium
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Dunkirk, France
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Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
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To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira attractions planner.

Sesimbra to Albufeira is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Benalmadena, Spain

— 3 nights

Life of the Costa del Sol

Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kids will enjoy Experience Box Spain and Plaza de Ole. Step out of the city life by going to Paddock Paradise Ronda and Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benalmadena: Ronda (Baños Arabes & Reservatauro Ronda) and Marbella (Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion & Avenida del Mar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Benalmadena trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Benalmadena in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Benalmadena due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): trek along The Via Verde Green Route, explore the fascinating underground world of Coves de Sant Josep, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Monforte, then kick back and relax at Patacona beach, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia tour planner.

You can fly from Benalmadena to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Valencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anfiteatro de Tarragona and Casa Batllo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Lloret Beach, Parish Church of Sant Roma, &more), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). Spend the 29th (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Llevant Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo, explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocher de Vitrolles, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavillon M.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip website.

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the next day, get outside with Etang de Fontmerle, examine the collection at Musee Fragonard, explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Loup, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Renoir, and finally step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes day trip app.

Getting from Marseille to Cannes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Casino Square. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church.

Before you visit Monte-Carlo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Monte-Carlo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Siro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, steep yourself in history at Porta Soprana, take an in-depth tour of Christopher Columbus' House, then hike along Hike the Punta Manara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pisa, Italy

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, head outdoors with Bagno Brunella e Ada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Grazia, then kick back and relax at Bagno Internazionale, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Carlo, and finally stroll through Bagno Eva.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pisa using our trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pisa, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get in touch with nature at Moai Beach and Bau Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. When in Rome, make a side trip to see El Pareo in Marina di San Nicola, approximately Marina di San Nicola away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome online day trip planner.

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Santa Lucia and then wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, delve into the distant past at Tempio di Giove Capitolino, explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples online vacation maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Lafayette, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo, contemplate the long history of Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, then kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Teresa dei Maschi.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bari tour itinerary app.

Getting from Naples to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 3 nights
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza della Liberta and Palazzo Sums. Get in touch with nature at Mount Titan and Orti Borghesi San Marino. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Porta San Francesco, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Di Montalbo, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, and examine the collection at Museo di Stato.

Plan trip to City of San Marino with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Bari to City of San Marino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in City of San Marino are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Visiting Canal Grande and Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Piazza dei Signori, Arena di Verona, &more) and Centro Storico di Treviso (in Treviso). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and La Casa Maledetta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Sforzesco and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Bergamo (Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, Campanone o Torre Civica, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arco della Pace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, contemplate the long history of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): head outdoors with Twannbachschlucht, explore the activities along Lake Biel, step off the mainland to explore St. Peter's Island, then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bern trip app.

Fly from Milan to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Bern is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Zurich on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, stop by Niederdorf, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Wyden Badi, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Felsenegg, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally stop by Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Monastery and Palace Bebenhausen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Burgruine Zavelstein and St. George's Collegiate Church, Tubingen. Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Burg Teck (in Owen), Bad Urach (Wasserfallsteig & Ruine Hohenurach) and Burg Hohenneuffen (in Neuffen). There's much more to do: get outside with Barensee, explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Monrepos, see the interesting displays at Motorworld Region Stuttgart, and contemplate the long history of Burgruine Hofen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Stuttgart using our trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Weilburg Castle and Schloss Braunfels. Kids will enjoy Wetzlar Cathedral and Freizeitpark Lochmuhle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Rheinfels Castle (in Sankt Goar), Bacharach (St. Peter Kirche, Wernerkapelle, &more) and Oberwesel (Schloss Schoenburg & City Fortifications). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Klassikstadt, contemplate the long history of Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Redeemer.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cologne Cathedral and Saint Gereon's Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Melaten-Friedhof and St. Ursula are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Botanischer Garten Grugapark (in Essen), Dusseldorf (Kirche St. Andreas & St. Lambertus Church) and Zoom Erlebniswelt (in Gelsenkirchen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Three Kings, identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne journey planner.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sonian Forest and Piscine L'Espadon. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ghent City Center and Parc du Cinquantenaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville), Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, and take a stroll through Patershol.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Dunkirk, France

— 3 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gravelines, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle Du Platier D'Oye, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Calais, then stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Graves Dunkirk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Éloi Church. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Chapelle du Saint Sang, contemplate the long history of The Beuriere House, contemplate the long history of Forteresse de Mimoyecques, see the interesting displays at Tour de L'horloge, then steep yourself in history at Tour du Guet, and finally kick back and relax at Calais Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dunkirk route planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Dunkirk in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.