24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
+3
Bus + Tram + Foot + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 13 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Richmond, United States

13
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Latin Quarter and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Hotel de Ville.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Mosaic Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stop by Jennifer's Hamam, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and finally delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 63°F. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam journey tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utrecht, Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije, Castellum Hoge Woerd
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Castellum Hoge Woerd ©
Castellum Hoge Woerd
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije ©
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Weingut Peter Kriechel, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker, then see the interesting displays at Museum Roemervilla, and finally get some fabulous bargains at City Outlet Bad Munstereifel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Laurentius Kirche, then hunt for treasures at Koechemarkt Bad Neuenahr, and finally contemplate the long history of Vogelsang.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planning site .

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen, City Outlet Bad Munstereifel, Vogelsang
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City Outlet Bad Munstereifel ©
City Outlet Bad Munstereifel
Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen ©
Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen
Vogelsang ©
Vogelsang

1
day
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 30th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle, take a stroll through Place du Jeu de Balle, examine the collection at Tram Museum, explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cologne in June, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gaasbeek Castle
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Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

1
night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Delfshaven, then admire the masterpieces at Wereldmuseum, then take a stroll through Kop van Zuid, and finally wander the streets of Katendrecht.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Neighborhoods Museums
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Kop van Zuid ©
Kop van Zuid
Wereldmuseum ©
Wereldmuseum
Katendrecht ©
Katendrecht

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, take an in-depth tour of Museum Catharijneconvent, take in the exciting artwork at Morren Galleries, get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and finally examine the collection at Castellum Hoge Woerd.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utrecht, Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije, Castellum Hoge Woerd
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Castellum Hoge Woerd ©
Castellum Hoge Woerd
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije ©
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije

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