11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ghent, Belgium
Drive
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
You've added Arc de Triomphe, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Le Jardin de Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, explore the activities along Seine River, and don't miss a visit to Pont Alexandre III.

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Phoenix, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Paris. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Grand Place has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, stop by Orogem Jewelry, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

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Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Antwerp are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ghent, Belgium

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.
Gravensteen has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the galleries of Gravensteen.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

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Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Anne Frank House.

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Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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