18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Troyes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verdun, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beaufort Castles and Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg. Holy Ghost Citadel and Casemates du Bock will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Luxembourg City with a short trip to Vianden Castle in Vianden, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Drai Eechelen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip builder tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Luxembourg City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Saarbrucken on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Saarbrucken, Germany

— 3 nights
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Explore hidden gems such as Voelklinger-Huette and Saint Gangolf's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Liebfrauenkirche, Trier and Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Deutsch-Franzosischer Garten, pause for some serene contemplation at Museum in der Schlosskirche, make a trip to Basilika Saarbrucken, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus St. Johann.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saarbrucken route builder app.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Saarbrucken takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saarbrucken are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nancy, France

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Sebastien, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at eglise Saint Leon, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Dominique Alexandre Godron Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy online vacation planner.

Getting from Saarbrucken to Nancy by car takes about 2 hours. June in Nancy sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Parks

Troyes, France

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Pontigny, then head outdoors with ParisJump, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nizier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Remy, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Vauluisant, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Rachi Troyes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Troyes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nancy to Troyes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapelle Foujita and Palais du Tau. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Porte de Mars are in your itinerary. Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois (in Fere-en-Tardenois) and Soissons (Eglise Saint-Pierre, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques and examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims holiday planning app.

You can drive from Troyes to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Reims are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Verdun, France

— 2 nights
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Memorial de la Voie Sacre, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave, then steep yourself in history at Fleury-devant-Douaumont, and finally don't miss a visit to Fort de Souville. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Verdun online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Verdun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in June, Verdun is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Metz.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Get some historical perspective at Place de la Comedie and Eglise Saint-Maximin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Group Fortifications of Aisne and Eglise Saint-Eucaire. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Segolene, admire the striking features of Maison des Corporations, and contemplate the long history of Quartier Imperial.

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You can drive from Verdun to Metz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Metz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites

Side Trip