22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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Hardelot Plage, France
— 2 nights
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Le Mans City, France
— 1 night
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La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 1 night
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Santander, Spain
— 5 nights
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Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Lons-le-Saunier, France
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Venray, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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Venlo, The Netherlands

Venlo is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands, near the German border. On the 30th (Fri), wander the streets of Venlo binnenstad and then don't miss a visit to St. Martinuskerk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venlo road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In July, daytime highs in Venlo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hardelot Plage.

Things to do in Venlo

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Hardelot Plage, France

— 2 nights
Neufchâtel-Hardelot is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyNeufchâtel-Hardelot is a farming and tourist town of forests, golf courses and beaches, situated some 8mi south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D940, D308 and D215 roads. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Le Parc de la Falaise, make a trip to Fort de l'Heurt, see the interesting displays at Chateau d'Hardelot, then stroll through La Plage d'Hardelot, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Louis Marie Cordonnier.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hardelot Plage holiday planning site.

Getting from Venlo to Hardelot Plage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. July in Hardelot Plage sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Hardelot Plage

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Le Mans City, France

— 1 night

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Papea Parc.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Mans City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hardelot Plage to Le Mans City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hardelot Plage in August: highs in Le Mans City hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

La Rochelle, France

— 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Go for a jaunt from La Rochelle to La Palmyre-Les Mathes to see Zoo de La Palmyre about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, get to know the fascinating history of Rue Sur-les-Murs, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, and look for gifts at Infini'the.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to La Rochelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

— 1 night
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. On the 5th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, then meet the residents at Aquarium de Biarritz, and then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then hike along Sentier du Littoral, and then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip app.

Getting from La Rochelle to Saint-Jean-de-Luz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Santander, Spain

— 5 nights

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santander: Bilbao (Casco Viejo, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, &more), El Capricho de Gaudi (in Comillas) and Museo de Altamira (in Santillana del Mar). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Peninsula of Magdalena. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de El Puntal, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and don't miss a visit to Laberinto de Villapresente.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santander day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Santander takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Burgos, Spain

— 2 nights
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Los Condestables, then make a trip to Catedral De Burgos, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartuja de Miraflores. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, pause for some photo ops at Arco de Santa Maria, then steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Burgos, then stroll around Paseo del Espolon, and finally appreciate the history behind Plaza del Mio Cid.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Burgos trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Santander to Burgos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santander in August, you will find days in Burgos are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get curious at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse trip planner.

Getting from Burgos to Toulouse by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Toulouse when traveling from Burgos in August, with lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lons-le-Saunier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Lons-le-Saunier, France

— 4 nights
Lons-le-Saunier is a commune and capital of the Jura department in eastern France.GeographyThe town is in the heart of the Revermont region, at the foot of the first plateau of the Jura massif. Change things up with these side-trips from Lons-le-Saunier: Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) (in Arc-et-Senans), Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux) and La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fromagerie Cremerie Pianet Humbey, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, and admire the masterpieces at Hotel-Dieu de Lons-le-Saunier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lons-le-Saunier road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Lons-le-Saunier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Toulouse in August: highs in Lons-le-Saunier hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Lons-le-Saunier

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lons-le-Saunier to Luxembourg City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venray.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Venray, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Venray is a municipality and a city in Limburg, the Netherlands.The municipality of Venray consists of 14 towns over an area of 146 km², with 43,494 inhabitants as of July 2016. On the 20th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Overloon War Museum, get to know the resident critters at Zooparc Overloon, and then let little ones run wild at Boegafun.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venray trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Venray takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venray

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Le Mans travel guide

4.2
Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Churches
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.Its inhabitants are called Manceaux and Mancelles. Since 1923, the city has hosted the internationally famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance sports car race.HistoryFirst mentioned by Claudius Ptolemy, the Roman city Vindinium was the capital of the Aulerci, a sub tribe of the Aedui. Le Mans is also known as Civitas Cenomanorum (City of the Cenomani), or Cenomanus. Their city, seized by the Romans in 47 BC, was within the ancient Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. A 3rd-century amphitheatre is still visible. The thermae were demolished during the crisis of the third century when workers were mobilized to build the city's defensive walls. The ancient wall around Le Mans is one of the most complete circuits of Gallo-Roman city walls to survive.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.