12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Metz, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Heidelberg, Germany
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beirut in July, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 16°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Haarlem.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 1 night

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at De KaasKampanje van Haarlem.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haarlem road trip tool.

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. In July in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Antwerp.
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Historic Sites · Shopping

Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 5th (Tue), take a stroll through Zurenborg and then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Antwerp online tour itinerary maker.

Take a train from Haarlem to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ghent.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Dille and Kamille and then get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary site.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ghent: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 8th (Fri).
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and then steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Versailles trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.
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Metz, France — 1 night

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Metz trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Metz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Metz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 1 night

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Geroldsau Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Metz to Baden-Baden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Heidelberg.
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Parks · Nature
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Heidelberg, Germany

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant.

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Drive from Baden-Baden to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., and finally stop by Altstadt.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Frankfurt.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Frankfurt travel route planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Museums