44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
+2
Ferry + Subway + Train:  3 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
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
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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
Train:  3 h
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, The Netherlands
— 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 + Train:  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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Santiago, Chile to Madrid is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Cascada Monumental, stroll around Parc Guell, then see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples online tour planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Pompeii trip planner.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take the subway to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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 maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sorrento trip maker website.

You can take a subway from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Positano attractions planner.

Positano is just a stone's throw from Sorrento. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sorrento online road trip planner.

Sorrento is just a stone's throw from Positano. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to 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), Head underground at Blue Grotto, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Capri trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri by car takes about 3 hours. July in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Museums

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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

Getting from Capri to Rome by combination of ferry and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Florence online visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip maker tool.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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 ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip maker site.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice journey maker.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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.
On the 8th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Genoa journey maker website.

You can take a train from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary app.

Getting from Genoa to Geneva by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Genoa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geneva, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in August, you will find days in Interlaken are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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 other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Palace Square and then browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stuttgart 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. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town) and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg travel website.

Take a train from Stuttgart to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Luisenpark, Technik Museum Speyer
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Luisenpark ©
Luisenpark

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner.

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. 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
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel 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): admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne road trip site.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sat), walk around Vondelpark, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then stop by The Jordaan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for 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.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Burg Square and then don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bruges visit planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride 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.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ghent road trip site.

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In August, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip website.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium
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Grand Place
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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.
Step out of London to go to Leavesden and see Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip app.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool day trip tool.

You can take a train from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Liverpool, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to York.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in York are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday tool.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

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Arthur's Seat

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London vacation planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 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
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Natural History Museum
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Westminster Abbey

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Provins (La Tour Cesar, Eglise Saint-Quiriace, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, enjoy some classic entertainment at Moulin Rouge, take a stroll through Montmartre, and view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

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Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Provins, Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
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Musee d'Orsay

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