26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
6
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 5 nights

Gibraltar of the North

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch), Vianden (Vianden Castle & Le Badigeonneur, Le Musicien, Le Fou) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, get to know the resident critters at Parc Merveilleux, admire the masterpieces at Letzebuerg City Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Grand Ducal Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City route builder.

Durham, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Luxembourg City is 6 hours. In June, Luxembourg City is slightly colder than Durham - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 6th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka statue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague vacation planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, make a trip to Pile Gate, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and finally don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, then visit Old Town, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Dubrovnik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Prague to Dubrovnik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in July, with highs in Dubrovnik at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 1 night

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hvar trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then look for gifts at By Lyna Conceptstore, then get a new perspective on nature at Diocletians Dream, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split route planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 2 nights

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Grimaldi Statue, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Princess Grace Botanical Garden, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port de Fontvieille. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, shop like a local with Les 5 Saveurs, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monaco-Ville route app.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Monaco-Ville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Split in July, expect nights in Monaco-Ville to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Parc National des Calanques, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere de la Plaine, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille journey planner.

Getting from Monaco-Ville to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Bottelli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then find something for the whole family at Leolandia, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip app.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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