7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Bruges, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, stop by Lekkers & Zo, then see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Drents Museum and then steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Giethoorn is an approximately 3-hour car ride. September in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zaandam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

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Zaandam, The Netherlands

Zaandam is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zaandam route planner.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Zaandam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Zaandam

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Zaandam. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Bruges on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Brussels on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Dusseldorf, Germany

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dusseldorf travel planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Dusseldorf in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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