44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Naples, Italy
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
4
Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
subway:  1​h
5
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Positano, Italy
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
7
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Capri, Italy
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
11
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h
12
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h
13
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
14
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
15
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
16
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
17
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
18
Bern, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  1​h
19
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
20
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
21
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
22
Munich, Germany
— Few hours
23
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h
24
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h
25
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
26
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
27
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
28
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
29
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h
30
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h
31
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
32
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
33
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
34
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
35
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
36
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  5​h
End: Berlin, Germany

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

Make your Madrid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Santiago, Chile to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 27th (Fri), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Cascada Monumental, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and finally ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Naples in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 29th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pompeii online day trip planner .

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. July in Pompeii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento online visit planner .

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cave of Smeraldo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano travel route planner.

Positano is very close to Sorrento. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento
To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sorrento road trip planning app .

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Capri.
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Capri trip itinerary planner.

Capri is very close to Sorrento. In July, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Capri to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa road trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence online route planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna tour itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Bologna to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Genoa online vacation maker .

Drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Genoa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva day trip planning app .

Getting from Genoa to Geneva by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Geneva when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bern day trip planning site .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Interlaken.
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bern, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne visit planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich attractions planning website .

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart road trip website .

Getting from Munich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums
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Palace Square ©
Palace Square
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town) and then step into the grandiose world of Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg).

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Heidelberg road trip app .

Getting from Stuttgart to Heidelberg by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Technik Museum Speyer, Luisenpark Mannheim
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) ©
Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg)
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Luisenpark Mannheim ©
Luisenpark Mannheim

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Palmengarten ©
Palmengarten
Romer ©
Romer

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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 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cologne Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planning app .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace Amsterdam, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip website .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Ghent.
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Burg Square ©
Burg Square

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ghent trip itinerary website .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, about 58 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to London is minus 1 hour. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Liverpool.

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Tours

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Liverpool driving holiday app .

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Liverpool to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Shopping Historic Sites
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

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Museums
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Make your Edinburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nature Parks
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Arthur's Seat

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London trip tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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Natural History Museum

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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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Le Jardin de Versailles, & more) and Provins (La Tour Cesar, Eglise Saint-Quiriace, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, enjoy some classic entertainment at Moulin Rouge, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Provins, Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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