14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

Detroit, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Amsterdam. When traveling from Detroit in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome visit planner.

You can fly from Bruges to Rome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bruges in May; daily highs in Rome reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.