17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Lens, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels holiday maker tool.

Waregem to Brussels is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lens.
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Lens, France — 2 nights

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and then brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole.

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You can drive from Brussels to Lens in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lens can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 3 nights

Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Chapelle De L'Hopital De La Charite. Eglise Sainte Marie and Jardin de Cybele will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Temple de la Femme (in Le Grand-Serre), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Tain-l'Hermitage (Compagnie de l'Hermitage & La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, steep yourself in history at Musee de la mine, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium de Saint-Etienne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Grand'Eglise.

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Fly from Lens to Saint-Etienne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Etienne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan tour builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Etienne to Milan in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then take in the exciting artwork at De Vishal, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Milan to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in March: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 5 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Gravensteen and STAM Ghent City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Graslei and Korenlei and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Molsbroek (in Lokeren), Ghent (Ghent City Center & St Michael's Bridge) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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