20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through The Jordaan. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

Vejle, Denmark to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Atomium, stop by Mary Chocolatier, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and then wander the streets of Post Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Carolus Borromeus Church, then see the interesting displays at Rockoxhuis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Reims.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Lanson, then examine the collection at Musee Automobile Reims-Champagne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Champagne Charles Mignon, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Bollinger.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reims trip tool.

Getting from Antwerp to Reims by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Paris. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais, then take a stroll through La Place Bellecour, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then find something for the whole family at Hameau Duboeuf, and finally stop by Les jardins aquatiques - Le Parc.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, and then stop by Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning app.

Getting from Lyon to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in August, you will find days in Zurich are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Ruine Königstein, contemplate the long history of Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Redeemer. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Klassikstadt, then examine the collection at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt online travel route builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hannover.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hannover, Germany

— 1 night

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen, then admire the masterpieces at Sprengel Museum Hannover, and then wander the streets of Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus and then stop by Weihnachtsmarkt.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hannover travel route planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Hannover in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Hannover sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hannover

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods