48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cadaques, Spain
— 1 day
Drive
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Figueres, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Montserrat, Spain
— 1 day
Drive
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Albi, France
— 1 night
Train
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 night
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Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villandry, France
— 2 nights
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Chenonceaux, France
— 2 nights
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Cheverny, France
— 2 nights
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Chambord, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Honfleur, France
— 2 nights
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Giverny, France
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Marken, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cadaques.
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Cadaques, Spain — 1 day

Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cap de Creus National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cadaques trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Barcelona to Cadaques by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Figueres.
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Figueres, Spain — 1 night

Figueres is the capital of the comarca of Alt Empordà, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.The town is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dalí, and houses the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a large museum designed by Dalí himself which attracts many visitors. On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Ruins of Empuries, then make a trip to Placa Gala-Salvador Dali, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Salvador Dali, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dali Theatre-Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Figueres trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cadaques to Figueres in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Figueres can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montserrat.
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Montserrat, Spain — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Montserrat Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sant Jeroni.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montserrat travel route builder website.

You can drive from Figueres to Montserrat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Montserrat, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 1 night

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then appreciate the history behind La Noblesse du Temps, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Andorra la Vella online route planner.

Getting from Montserrat to Andorra la Vella by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 21st (Thu), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal du Midi, and then admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip maker site.

Drive from Andorra la Vella to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In September in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Beynac-et-Cazenac.
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Beynac-et-Cazenac, France — 1 night

Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beynac-et-Cazenac online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Beynac-et-Cazenac takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carcassonne in September since evenings lows in Beynac-et-Cazenac dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Albi.
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Albi, France — 1 night

Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 23rd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cave de Labastide, then admire the natural beauty at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in the views from Pont Vieux, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mode.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Albi trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Beynac-et-Cazenac to Albi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Beynac-et-Cazenac in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albi, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France — 1 night

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 25th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, and then step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda vacation maker app.

You can drive from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albi in September since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Amboise.
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Amboise, France — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally admire the striking features of Tour De L’Horloge. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes, do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amboise road trip tool.

You can fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Amboise in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Amboise, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Villandry.
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Villandry, France — 2 nights

Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then stroll through Chateau de Villandry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse, see the interesting displays at Maurice Dufresne Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Villandry online trip builder.

Getting from Amboise to Villandry by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chenonceaux.
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Chenonceaux, France — 2 nights

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then do a tasting at Caves Monmousseau, and then learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of chateau Montpoupon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Montresor, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Chenonceaux trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Villandry to Chenonceaux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chenonceaux can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cheverny.
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Cheverny, France — 2 nights

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. On the 2nd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villesavin, then do a tasting at Domaine des Huards, and finally learn about winemaking at Maison des Vins de Cheverny. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mairie, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Troussay.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cheverny online travel route planner.

Drive from Chenonceaux to Cheverny in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cheverny, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chambord.
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Chambord, France — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord, and finally do a tasting at Domaine du Croc du Merle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Chateau of Talcy, then browse the exhibits of Chateau de Beaugency, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chambord, use our trip itinerary maker.

Chambord is very close to Cheverny. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey, make a trip to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, then examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, and finally cool off at Alligator Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online route planner.

Fly from Chambord to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur, France — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then walk around Jardins d'Etretat. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Artiane Gallery, and finally make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur online trip builder.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Honfleur are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Giverny.
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Giverny, France — 2 nights

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Chateau d'Auvers, find something for the whole family at Parc Saint Paul, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Giverny holiday planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Giverny, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Vieux Rouen, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Giverny to Rouen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

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You can drive from Rouen to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then explore the galleries of Atomium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marken.
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Marken, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Marken is a village with a population of 1,810 in the municipality of Waterland in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. On the 20th (Fri), experience rural life at Alida Hoeve Cheese Farm & Wooden shoe factory, catch some excitement at Rent & Event Volendam, have fun at Experience Volendam, examine the collection at Volendams Museum, then examine the collection at Mondial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Wooden Shoe Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, take an in-depth tour of marker Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Paard van Marken, trek along Flood Walk 1916, then look for gifts at Wooden Shoe Factory Marken, and finally steep yourself in history at Original House of Marken.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Marken takes 3 hours. October in Marken sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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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 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally contemplate the long history of Begijnhof. On the next day, stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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You can drive from Marken to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Haarlem.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Proveniershof. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Teylers Hofje.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Haarlem road trip planning tool.

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. October in Haarlem sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Delft.
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Delft, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally make a trip to Beestenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Markt, then cool off at Duinrell Amusement Park, then engage your brain at CORPUS 'journey through the human body', and finally admire the natural beauty at Hortus botanicus Leiden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Delft tour website.

Getting from Haarlem to Delft by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.
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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.
On the 28th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then get in on the family fun at Efteling, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam holiday app.

Rotterdam is very close to Delft. In October, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, shop like a local with York Shambles, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rotterdam to York takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rotterdam to York, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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