23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, London is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker site.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Friet Museum, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

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Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rouen, France

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 10th (Thu), get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Ferme de Rome, and finally take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rouen visit app.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barcelona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.