9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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Orleans, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Bayonne, France
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp route builder website.

Hamburg, Germany to Antwerp is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brussels trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 1 night
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. On the 18th (Sat), cool off at Oceanile and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chalons-en-Champagne vacation tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3.5 hours. September in Chalons-en-Champagne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orleans.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Orleans, France

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, make a trip to Place du Martroi, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Chalons-en-Champagne to Orleans in 3 hours. September in Orleans sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux day trip website.

You can fly from Orleans to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

Bayonne, France

— 1 night
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Phare de Biarritz, take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayonne trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Bayonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then stroll through La Concha Beach. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Zurriolako zubia and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bayonne to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid and then stroll around Campo Grande.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid itinerary planner.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Valladolid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September, Valladolid is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Historic Sites

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary app.

Getting from Valladolid to Porto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valladolid in September, Porto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping