31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 22 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Calais, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 22 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton), Northwich (Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre & Vale Royal Falconry Centre) and Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

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Salzburg, Austria to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salzburg to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salzburg in July, expect nights in Birmingham to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

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You can take a train from Birmingham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Calais.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Calais, France

— 2 nights

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Touquet Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach.

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You can take a train from London to Calais in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, visit The Jordaan, and walk around Vondelpark.

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Traveling by car from Calais to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cologne online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pas-de-Calais travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Situated on the English Channel at the point closest to the English coast, Pas-de-Calais is a region bordering Belgium with small seaside towns, beaches, and resorts. The regional nickname "Bassin Minier," meaning "Miners' Basin," is popular among inhabitants. You can visit the marshlands near St Omer with a guided boat tour, or swim and relax on the 25 mile stretch of white, sandy beaches between Equihen-Plage in the north to Fort Mahon-Plage to the south. This densely populated region serves as a major continental economic and transportation hub with Dover of England a mere 42 km (26 mi) across the Channel. Destroyed in part by both world wars, home to heavy industry, and cold by French standards, this is not a major center of tourism. However, countryside is beautiful, and you will find fine local foods and beers and many historical attractions. War history buffs in particular will find much to see, and the lack of crowds can be a plus if you desire a more peaceful holiday. Unlike many regions, wine is not the most widespread regional drink here--beer is actually more popular. Try "bière de garde," a type of French pale ale. While in a local restaurant or pub, be sure to try escargots, a traditional regional appetizer.