12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Paris, France
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Troyes, France
— 1 night
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Chartres, France
— 1 night
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Vitre, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Honfleur, France
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is little chillier than Mexico City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. You will leave for Troyes on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Paris

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Troyes, France

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
On the 5th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Église Sainte-Madeleine, then get to know the fascinating history of Ruelle des Chats, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de L'hotel Juvenal des Ursins, and finally revel in the low prices at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Troyes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Troyes road trip planning website.

You can drive from Paris to Troyes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Troyes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chartres.

Things to do in Troyes

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Chartres, France

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chartres day trip app.

Drive from Troyes to Chartres in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Chartres can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vitre.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Vitre, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): expand your understanding of the military at Chateau de Vitre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame, then make a trip to Centre Historique du Vitre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Parc, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Public.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vitre trip planner.

You can drive from Chartres to Vitre in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Vitre

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a splash at Alligator Bay, and finally make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vitre to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Honfleur, France

— 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Augustin, then stroll through Deauville Beach, then make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and finally make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Honfleur trip builder website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Honfleur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In May in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker site.

Getting from Honfleur to Bruges by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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