23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
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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 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the top attractions with Amsterdam City Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the activities along The Amstel, and finally steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route maker tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Atomium, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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 2nd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire, then don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the next day, learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Ile Saint-Louis. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 7th (Mon), wander the streets of La Croisette, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

— 2 nights
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, then make a trip to Port de Cavalaire, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach and then head outdoors with Lemoine Jet Location.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

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 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally visit Cité de Carcassonne. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, and finally take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

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Fly from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Malaga, then contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and finally make a trip to Alcazaba de Antequera. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bajondillo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Malaga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carcassonne in October: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Cordoba, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): do a tasting at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Alvear, stop by Ceramica Alcaide, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, then visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cordoba day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally examine the collection at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Mercado de Triana, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.