17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Tegeler See. Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder site.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then walk around Theresienwiese, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then kick back and relax at Roberto Beach, and then test your team's savvy at One Hour Left.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort de la Ligne Maginot, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, then steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then cruise along Tete de Chien, and finally stroll through Plage de la Mariniere.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 76°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and take a stroll through Latin Quarter.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planning app.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, walk around Minnewaterpark, hike along Bruges Art Route, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Polygon Wood, then stroll the grounds of Langemark Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, and finally see the interesting displays at The Hop Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Guild Houses, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Train World, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally stroll through Primrose Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum and then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary app.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.