11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg and then explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Luxembourg City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Luxembourg City reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parc Merveilleux, Beaufort Castles, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Larochette Castle
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Larochette Castle ©
Larochette Castle
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark, examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria Himmelfahrt, and finally steep yourself in history at St Kunibert Basilica. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer, tour the pleasant surroundings at OMS Beachclub, then contemplate the long history of Bayenturm, and finally contemplate the long history of Ubiermonument.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne travel app .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
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OMS Beachclub ©
OMS Beachclub
Ubiermonument ©
Ubiermonument
St Kunibert Basilica ©
St Kunibert Basilica

1
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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Maximilian Kirche, head outdoors with Boot Duesseldorf, have some family-friendly fun at LaserZone LaserTag, then try for a hole-in-one at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, then see the interesting displays at Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf, and finally examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dusseldorf attractions site .

Dusseldorf is just a stone's throw from Cologne. In August, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
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Boot Duesseldorf ©
Boot Duesseldorf
Mahn- und Gedenkstatte ©
Mahn- und Gedenkstatte
Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf ©
Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf

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nights
Rotterdam, Holland

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum Rotterdam, pause for some photo ops at Destroyed City, make a trip to Witte Huis, take in the waterfront at Wilhelminapier, then take a stroll through Kop van Zuid, and finally see the interesting displays at Dutch Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): walk around Het Park, get outside with Kralingse Bos, then explore the historical opulence of Slot Loevestein, and finally steep yourself in history at Slot Loevestijn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip site .

Drive from Dusseldorf to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Poederoijen
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Slot Loevestein ©
Slot Loevestein
Dutch Pinball Museum ©
Dutch Pinball Museum
Museum Rotterdam ©
Museum Rotterdam

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, explore the historical opulence of Ezelpoort (Donkey's gate), then brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, then kick back and relax at De Haan beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), admire the masterpieces at Site Oud Sint-Jan, then steep yourself in history at Church of Our Lady, then stroll around Arentshof, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

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You can drive from Rotterdam to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

De Haan beach, For Freedom Museum, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
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Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
For Freedom Museum ©
For Freedom Museum

2
nights
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 (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Gilles, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then kick back and relax at La plage de Renipont, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Place St. Gery, stop by Planete Chocolat, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then take an in-depth tour of Art & History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

La plage de Renipont, Gaasbeek Castle, Abbaye de Villers
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Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

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