9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Liege, Belgium
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 1 day
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Strasbourg, France
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Haarlem

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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at De Vishal, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Haarlem travel planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In November in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Liege.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Liege, Belgium

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Haarlem to Liege by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In November in Liege, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for Saarbrucken on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Saarbrucken, Germany

— 1 day
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Voelklinger-Huette, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken, and then take a stroll through Saarbrucken Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarbrucken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Saarbrucken takes 3 hours. Traveling from Liege in November, expect nights in Saarbrucken to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Saarbrucken to Strasbourg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for Basel on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors
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Basel, Switzerland

— 1 day
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Basel trip builder website.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Basel sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano travel route tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lucerne in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and then look for gifts at Tea World.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Como trip planner.

Como is just a stone's throw from Lugano. In November in Como, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Milan, Italy

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.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan route planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Milan, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll set off for Verona on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums
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Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 12th (Fri), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Verona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Venice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

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You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in November: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."