45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Geilenkirchen
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights

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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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 16th (Sun): explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Hall (Stadhuis).

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Bruges on the 18th (Tue).
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Rouen, France — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Jardins d'Etretat), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Rouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.
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Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Saint-Malo, France — 3 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Malo: Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel) and Le Moulin de Moidrey (in Pontorson). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Grand Aquarium, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rouen to Saint-Malo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Nantes on the 27th (Thu).
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Nantes, France — 2 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile and then take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nantes journey tool.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Nantes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Tours.
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Tours, France — 2 nights

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tours travel route app.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Tours takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 31st (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin and then make a trip to The Water Mirror. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tours to Bordeaux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 3 nights

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Fill the 3rd (Thu) with science at Cite de l'espace. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, make a trip to Le Capitole, and take in the views from Pont Neuf.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse online holiday maker.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 5th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then wander the streets of The Panier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel route builder app.

Getting from Toulouse to Marseille by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice driving holiday planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Geilenkirchen.
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Geilenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Geilenkirchen is a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Teverener Heide and then don't miss a visit to Burg Rode. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Gangelt, get a new perspective on nature at Museum Mensch und Jagd, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Bruckenkopf-Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Geilenkirchen trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Nice to Geilenkirchen with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in November; daily highs in Geilenkirchen reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, and stop by Potsdamer Platz.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geilenkirchen to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then walk around English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Munich are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Schloss Heidelberg, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geilenkirchen.
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Geilenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Naherholungsgebiet Wurmtal and then have fun and explore at Energeticon. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Dohmenpark, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then meet the residents at Tierpark Alsdorf.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geilenkirchen driving holiday planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Geilenkirchen in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to London.
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and The Oxford Artisan Distillery (in Oxford). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geilenkirchen to London. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Enjoy Brussels some more: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels road trip site.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night.
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