17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Leprozenpoort, and finally contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue.

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If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Bottle Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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Brussels, Belgium

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 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Train World, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

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Paris, France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage and then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Paris to Nice in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

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Drive from Nice to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Santa Cruz and Torre Giralda. You'll explore and learn at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Hospital de los Venerables. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Seville in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.