51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Volgograd, Russia
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Kiel, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Calais, France
— 1 night
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and The British Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Spas (in Sevenoaks). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oxford, United Kingdom

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 5th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oxford are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cambridge, United Kingdom

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oxford in June since evenings lows in Cambridge dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Bramall Hall & Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Lawrence's Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cambridge to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Manchester, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Edinburgh trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vigeland Museum and Munch Museum. Visit Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and explore the activities along Oslofjord.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo travel route builder website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Oslo sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of Stroeget, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church, and finally stop by Christiania. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Copenhagen Central Station.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, examine the collection at Skansen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm tour site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the world behind art at Didrichsen Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Palace Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Neva Embankments, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and finally take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Old Arbat (Stary Arbat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and finally admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and finally steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow online journey planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Volgograd, Russia

— 1 night
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alley of the Heroes, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, then pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, and finally don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Volgograd itinerary planner.

Getting from Moscow to Volgograd by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Moscow to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in June, with highs in Volgograd at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 1 night
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and finally don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Kyiv (Kiev) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Volgograd in June, plan for little chillier days in Kyiv (Kiev), with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Warsaw day trip planning website.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Warsaw. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Warsaw, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krakow online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche). On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Peterskirche, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadttempel Synagogue.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Rathaus-Glockenspiel. You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Mittenwald (Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, St. Peter und Paul, &more), Walchensee (in Walchensee) and Murnau (Maria-Hilf-Kirche & Munter-Haus). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, explore the activities along English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vienna in July: high temperatures in Munich hover around 77°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dresden route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Dresden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Dresden sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, visit Potsdamer Platz, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Berlin itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kiel.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Kiel, Germany

— 2 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Schilksee Strandbad, learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolai Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, and finally revel in the low prices at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumuenster. On the next day, make a trip to Das Fischerviertel Holm, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Gottorf, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Museum Haithabu, and finally examine the collection at Danevirke Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kiel trip builder website.

You can take a train from Berlin to Kiel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Kiel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get some historical perspective at Cologne Cathedral and Eltz Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Heilig Kreuz Kapelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Koblenz (Deutsches Eck (German Corner) & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress), Konigsallee (in Dusseldorf) and Marksburg (in Braubach). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, wander the streets of Historic Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiel to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Calais, France

— 1 night

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 15th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Baraques Military Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Calais trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Calais takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 17th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Domaine de l'Epinay, do a tasting at Domaine de la Grange, admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then wander the streets of Place Graslin, and finally wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Pierre, awaken your taste buds at Les Vignes Selon Val, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

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Traveling by flight from Calais to Nantes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. When traveling from Calais in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nantes: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nantes

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, take a stroll through La Petite France, then don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz.

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Traveling by flight from Nantes to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then engage your brain at CERN, and finally see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

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Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cambridgeshire travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
More than just a picturesque setting for ancient colleges, Cambridgeshire contains the country’s most fertile farmland and a scenic countryside intersected by canals and dotted with windmills. Though the region’s chief attraction remains the splendid architecture of the historic university city of Cambridge, visitors should not fall into the trap of assuming that seeing old buildings equals seeing all of modern Cambridgeshire. Extend your itinerary beyond the walls of the ancient city and you'll find a region of small towns and friendly little villages, known for a particularly fine range of country pubs that serve an impressive variety of local ales and beers.