25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, get your game on at Museumphoto, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Brugse Vrije, &more) and Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), St. Veerleplein, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and admire the landmark architecture of Église Saint Nicolas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You've added Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d'Orsay, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, partake in some friendly competition at THATLou, Treasure Hunt at the Louvre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Mullerthal Trail, then admire the striking features of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Drai Eechelen. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Luxembourg City by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for little chillier days in Luxembourg City, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
When in Cologne, make a side trip to see Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal in Wuppertal, approximately Wuppertal away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, don't miss a visit to Ulrepforte, and get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum).

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You can drive from Luxembourg City to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
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.