25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Spa, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Durbuy, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then stop by The Jordaan, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): stop by Leafde, visit De 9 Straatjes, then take a stroll through Leidseplein, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, visit Zurenborg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then examine the collection at Rockoxhuis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Kaashandel Schockaert, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then examine the collection at Speelgoedmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Duvel Moortgat Brewery. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, admire the striking features of Lier Historical Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church, and finally stop by Pin'Art Wines and Spirits.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mechelen trip maker.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Mechelen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mechelen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mechelen to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Ghent on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Post Plaza, examine the collection at Industrie Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Michielskerk. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Chocolaterie Van Hoorebeke, then explore the venue of DOK, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, make a trip to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and finally wander the streets of Lower Town.

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

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Brussels

Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Spa, Belgium

— 1 night
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Jean Loup Legrand - Artisan Chocolatier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux, and then try your luck at Casino de Spa.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Spa holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Spa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Durbuy.

Things to do in Spa

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Durbuy, Belgium

— 1 night
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Durbuy holiday planner.

Getting from Spa to Durbuy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Durbuy can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Namur.

Things to do in Durbuy

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Namur, Belgium

— 1 night
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies, stop by Musee de la Fraise, then experience rural life at Escargotiere de Warnant, then delve into the distant past at Les Ruines Medievales de Poilvache, and finally look for gifts at Parfums Guy Delforge.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Namur trip planner.

You can drive from Durbuy to Namur in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Namur can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Namur

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, then step into the grandiose world of Bourscheid Castle, then examine the collection at The Family of Man, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shopping Center la Belle Etoile, then do a tasting at Caves St Martin, and then delve into the distant past at Beaufort Castles.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip app.

Getting from Namur to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum and then explore the activities along Limmat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stop by Confiserie Sprungli, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi and Paris Plage. Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, approximately Maincy away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Edwart Chocolatier, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Mews, then look for gifts at Liberty London, then wander the streets of Carnaby Street, and finally take a stroll through Soho.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London road trip app.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Crosby Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Formby Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bodelwyddan Castle & Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tweedmill Shopping Outlet.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from London to Liverpool by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 20th (Sat), experience rural life at Kenyon Hall Farm, see the interesting displays at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robinsons Brewery. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Stockley Farm Park, then see the interesting displays at Lion Salt Works, and then identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip planning website.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Manchester sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips