51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bauru, Brazil
Travel:  84​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
Rotterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Boom, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Boom, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
12
Lille, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Travel:  84​h
End: Bauru, Brazil


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1
night
Paris, France

Paris
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.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary site .

Bauru, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 84-hour travel. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Bauru in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Paris, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Luxembourg City on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, shop like a local with Am Tunnel (BCEE Batiment Rousegaertchen), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), explore the ancient world of Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, then explore the historical opulence of Bourscheid Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at The Family of Man.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Family of Man, Bourscheid Castle, Chateau Esch-sur-Sure
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Jewish Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Romer and Main Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline) (in Bad Durkheim) and Dom zu Worms (in Worms). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Schirn Kunsthalle, go for a walk through Mainkai, admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and browse the different shops at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Worms, Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline)
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chocolate Museum and Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker. Kolumba and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Koblenz (Jesuitenplatz & Basilica of St. Castor) and City Wall and Fortifications Andernach (in Andernach). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Aposteln, don't miss a visit to Rheinau- hafen, and steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cologne trip maker .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Koblenz, City Wall and Fortifications Andernach, Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Praetorium ©
Praetorium
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Basilica of St. Castor ©
Basilica of St. Castor

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Micropia and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Canals area in Utrecht, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Canals area
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Markthal and Wereldmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Old Church and Huis Sonneveld. Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to Den Bosch to see Noordbrabants Museum about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Kop van Zuid, admire the landmark architecture of Witte Huis, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthal Rotterdam.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam vacation planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Church, Noordbrabants Museum
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum
Markthal ©
Markthal
Old Church ©
Old Church

6
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Minnewater Lake. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Salvador Dali Exhibition capture your imagination. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen & St. Nicholas' Cathedral), Zonnebeke (Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 & Battle of Polygon Wood) and Ramparts Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, contemplate the long history of Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boom.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke, Ramparts Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

4
nights
Boom, Belgium

Boom ©
Boom is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp. Fort Breendonk and Heemmuseum Heymissen will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Van Duffel and Fort 5. Venture out of the city with trips to Verbeke Foundation (in Stekene), Wereldbeeld (in Hamme) and Waasland Shopping Center (in Sint-Niklaas). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Sahara Art Stones, stroll the grounds of Schoonselhof, explore the activities along Steytelinckpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at PALM Brewery.

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

Traveling by car from Bruges to Boom takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boom, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Boom

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wilrijk, Hemiksem, Willebroek, PALM Brewery, Fort 5
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Fort Van Duffel ©
Fort Van Duffel
Heemmuseum Heymissen ©
Heemmuseum Heymissen

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Grand Place are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Citadelle (Citadel) and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels holiday maker site .

You can drive from Boom to Brussels in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Boom.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Groot Begijnhof, Memorial Waterloo 1815, Abbaye de Villers, Citadelle (Citadel)
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Boom, Belgium

Boom ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to d'Ursel Castle and Castle Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde. Your inner history buff will appreciate de Notelaer and Sint-Nicolaasplein. Venture out of the city with trips to Buggenhout (Buggenhout Bos & Brouwerij Bosteels) and Sint-Niklaas (Our Lady of Assistance of Christians Church, Ambachtelijk Chocolatier Wauters, & more). See even more of Boom: examine the collection at Fort Liezele, stroll through Scheldt Dyke Bicycle Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady's Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boom itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Boom takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Boom

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sint-Niklaas, Bornem, Buggenhout, d'Ursel Castle, Our Lady's Church
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Westbury Snooker- en Poolcenter ©
Westbury Snooker- en Poolcenter
d'Ursel Castle ©
d'Ursel Castle
de Notelaer ©
de Notelaer

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
On the 26th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, stop by Leonidas Cora Woluwe, then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at BELvue Museum, explore the historical opulence of Gaasbeek Castle, take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Seneffe, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Neuhaus Factory Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels journey planner .

You can drive from Boom to Brussels in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Gaasbeek Castle, Chateau de Seneffe, Neuhaus Factory Shop
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Magritte Museum
Magritte Museum
Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe

3
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vieux-Lille and Boursot Vins. Step off the beaten path and head to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette & Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale), Blockhaus d'Eperlecques (in Eperlecques) and Saint-Omer Cathedral (in Saint-Omer). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Australian War Memorial, stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Place aux Oignons, and take an in-depth tour of Centre historique minier - Musee de la Mine.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Arras, Australian National Memorial, Sheffield Memorial Park and Railway Hollow Cemetery, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Pierrefonds and Trocadero. Visit Chateau de Chantilly and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte for their historical value. Enjoy Paris some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lille in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Pierrefonds
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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