20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Konigstrasse, then steep yourself in history at Palace Square, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online sightseeing planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Stuttgart is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Stuttgart. Traveling from Dammam in October, things will get much colder in Stuttgart: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Baden-Baden, Germany

— 2 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur, see where the ancients bathed at Friedrichsbad, explore the ancient world of Romische Badruinen, then try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden vacation planner.

Getting from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Spas · Nature · Parks · Baths
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau travel route planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Freiburg im Breisgau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Strasbourg on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
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Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 21st (Thu), stop by Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Strasbourg sightseeing app.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Ghent, Belgium

— 3 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ghent: Bruges (The Markt, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Ghent in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. October in Ghent sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, see the interesting displays at museum Beelden aan Zee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Scheveningen Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rotterdam road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.
Head to Leidseplein and De 9 Straatjesfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Anne Frank House, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Giethoorn.

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, then see the interesting displays at Museum de Fundatie, and then contemplate the long history of Kamp Westerbork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then find something for the whole family at Walibi Holland, and then take a peaceful walk through Waterloopbos.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Giethoorn trip builder tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Konigsallee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and then look for gifts at Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Giethoorn to Dusseldorf by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Visit Neroberg and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Stadel Museum and Liebieghaus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Marksburg (in Braubach), Schwitzkasten Sauna Spa Lebensart (in Budenheim) and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle, take in the views from Iron Bridge, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trips

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