24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Rostock, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Burnley, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Genk
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Genk, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Chemnitz, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rostock, Germany — 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Das Kulturhistorische Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Marien Kirche, then examine the collection at Stasi Pre-Trial Prison, then visit a coastal fixture at Warnemunde Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ostseebad Warnemunde. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at Friends of Dave Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rostock trip maker website.

Leipzig to Rostock is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Leipzig in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Rostock, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Brussels.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Rostock to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Burnley.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Burnley, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. You'll explore and learn at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and Clitheroe Castle and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Pendle Hill and Skipton Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Burnley: Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Lancaster Castle (in Lancaster). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Thompson Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Burnley travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Burnley takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Brussels to Burnley, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Burnley: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Genk.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Genk, Belgium — 2 nights

Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum Bokrijk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Reading Between the Lines Church, then examine the collection at Gallo-Romeins Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Begijnhof van Tongeren. On the next day, steep yourself in history at C-Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye du Val-Dieu, and then learn about all things military at Fort Eben-Emael.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Genk trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Burnley to Genk with the Route module. Traveling from Burnley to Genk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Burnley in July, expect nights in Genk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Lier.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Lier, Belgium — 3 nights

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Van Duffel and Fort Breendonk. Appreciate the collections at Zimmer Tower and Stads Museum Lier. Explore Lier's surroundings by going to Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht), Bobbejaanland (in Lichtaart) and Mechelen (St. Rumbold's Cathedral, ZOO Planckendael, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Landschap de Liereman, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, contemplate the long history of Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lier trip planner.

You can drive from Genk to Lier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antwerp.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Antwerp, Belgium — 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Graslei and Korenlei and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp holiday site.

You can drive from Lier to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Antwerp sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Reims.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Reims, France — 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Basilique Saint-Remi will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Verdun Memorial and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. Change things up with a short trip to Champagne Arnaud Moreau in Bouzy (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, and admire the striking features of Palais du Tau.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims trip planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Reims by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Reims to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Chemnitz.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Chemnitz, Germany — 3 nights

Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. You'll explore and learn at Colditz Castle and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Chemnitzer Turmglockenspiel - Das Carillon and Wasserschloss Klaffenbach will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Gunzenhauser, appreciate the history behind Karl-Marx-Monument, admire the striking features of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jakobikirche.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chemnitz travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Chemnitz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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