17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London travel route builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 18th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then browse the exhibits of Atomium, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brussels holiday maker website.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Saint-Raphael, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like TakSea and Etangs de Villepey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle), St. Tropez Harbor (in Saint-Tropez) and Grimaud aventure (in Port Grimaud). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, visit Port Grimaud, get in on the family fun at Aqualand Frejus, and identify plant and animal life at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Saint-Raphael in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, skim along the rocks with OXO Canyoning, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, then take the plunge with A2L-Parapente, then head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and finally find something for the whole family at Domaine des Planards.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix vacation planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kids will enjoy Aare River and Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geneva road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips