16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kallenkote, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeninge Museum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Het Zwin in Knokke-Heist, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Het Zwin Natuur Park
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Rembrandt House Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, and have fun at Museumfoto.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam custom trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kallenkote.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Kallenkote, The Netherlands

Kallenkote ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kallenkote sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Kallenkote takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Kallenkote

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a stroll through Historic Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Kolumba, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cologne online itinerary creator.

Drive from Kallenkote to Cologne in 3 hours. May in Cologne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Kolumba ©
Kolumba

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 26th (Sat), wander the streets of Konigsallee, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then see the interesting displays at Neanderthal Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf vacation builder.

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Neanderthal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Neanderthal Museum ©
Neanderthal Museum

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, and then identify plant and animal life at Neroberg. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Braunfels, examine the collection at Mathematikum, and then steep yourself in history at Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt itinerary builder.

Take a train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Neroberg, Schloss Braunfels, Eberbach Abbey, Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park
Highlights from your plan
Neroberg ©
Neroberg
Schloss Braunfels ©
Schloss Braunfels
Mathematikum ©
Mathematikum

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald and Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Sigmaringen Castle (in Sigmaringen), Lichtenstein Castle (in Lichtenstein) and Casino Baden-Baden (in Baden-Baden). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ludwigsburg Residential Palace.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart trip builder.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald, Lichtenstein Castle, Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, Sigmaringen Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Sigmaringen Castle ©
Sigmaringen Castle

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 1st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bourscheid Castle, then examine the collection at The Family of Man, and then learn about winemaking at Caves St Martin SA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bourscheid Castle, Caves St Martin, The Family of Man
Highlights from your plan
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle
The Family of Man ©
The Family of Man
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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