11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Mainz
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Mainz, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Mainz, Germany

— 4 nights

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Porta Nigra. Popular historic sites such as St. Paulin-Kirche and Trier Amphitheater are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mainz: Trier (Liebfrauenkirche, Trier & Kaiserthermen) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), see the interesting displays at Gutenberg Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mainz sightseeing planning app.

Newark, USA to Mainz is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Mainz, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Mainz at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel planner.

Getting from Mainz to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mainz in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The British Museum, and finally stroll around St. James's Park. On your second day here, make a trip to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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