23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Leuven, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 8 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Leuven, Belgium — 7 nights

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Leuven is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of University Library & Bell Tower and explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leuven driving holiday website.

Boston, USA to Leuven is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Leuven due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Leuven hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Aachen Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Rheinpromenade, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cologne online route planner.

Traveling by car from Leuven to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 1 night

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cologne to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will leave for Vilnius on the 2nd (Tue).
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 1 night

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll set off for Riga on the 3rd (Wed).
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Riga, Latvia — 1 night

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Riga tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Riga sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will leave for Tallinn on the 4th (Thu).
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Tallinn, Estonia — 8 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You've added Parnu Beach Promenade, Narva Castle, The Lords Resurrection Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn travel route planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Tallinn sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Brussels takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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