22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Marburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Bad Reichenhall, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Tubingen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Neuf-Brisach, France
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
8
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like Natura Artis Magistra and Science Center NEMO make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), have fun at Museumphoto, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Marburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

1
night
Marburg, Germany

Marburg ©
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elizabeth Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marburg vacation builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Marburg by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, Marburg is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bad Reichenhall.

Things to do in Marburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum ©
Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum
St. Elizabeth's Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Church

few
hours
Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, and administrative center of the Berchtesgadener Land district in Upper Bavaria, Germany. For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Reichenhall trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Marburg to Bad Reichenhall in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Tubingen.

Things to do in Bad Reichenhall

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Tubingen, Germany

Tubingen ©
Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz), browse the different shops at OUTLETCITY METZINGEN, and then step into the grandiose world of Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss).

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tubingen trip generator.

Traveling by car from Bad Reichenhall to Tubingen takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bad Reichenhall in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tubingen: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Neuf-Brisach.

Things to do in Tubingen

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Outletcity Metzingen
Highlights from your plan
Outletcity Metzingen ©
Outletcity Metzingen
Market Square (Marktplatz)
Market Square (Marktplatz)
Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss) ©
Hohentubingen Castle (Schloss)

3
nights
Neuf-Brisach, France

Neuf-Brisach ©
Neuf-Brisach is a fortified town and commune of the department of Haut-Rhin in the French region of Alsace. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin, identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles, and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to En ville à Kaysersberg and then stroll through La Montagne des Singes.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Neuf-Brisach vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tubingen to Neuf-Brisach takes 5 hours. December in Neuf-Brisach sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Neuf-Brisach

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kintzheim, Memorial de la Ligne Maginot du Rhin, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Highlights from your plan
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La Volerie des aigles
La Volerie des aigles

1
night
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Ixelles. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then meet the residents at Planckendael, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leuven vacation builder.

You can drive from Neuf-Brisach to Leuven in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December in Leuven, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Leuven

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brussels, ZOO Planckendael
Highlights from your plan
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
ZOO Planckendael ©
ZOO Planckendael
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Markt and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & Flanders Battlefield Tours). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and examine the collection at Frietmuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online itinerary creator.

Getting from Leuven to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Ieper (Ypres)
Highlights from your plan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Catacombs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the waterfront views at River Seine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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