19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Basel, Switzerland
Drive
7
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thionville, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then make a trip to Broussaille Mural, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On your second day here, make a trip to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ghent trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

Getting from Ghent to Seville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Seville is somewhat warmer than Ghent - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the pleasant sights at Cuesta del Rey Chico, and then visit Albayzin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Granada road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Granada reach 15°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Granada to Rome in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will leave for Basel on the 21st (Wed).
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Basel, Switzerland

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.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Basel travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Basel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, expect Basel to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), visit La Petite France, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Basel to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thionville.
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Thionville, France — 2 nights

Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. On the 23rd (Fri), wander the streets of Place Saint Jacques and then don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Templar's Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Œuvre de la cathédrale, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see where the ancients bathed at Villa Pompei.

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You can drive from Strasbourg to Thionville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder website.

You can take a train from Thionville to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thionville in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels attractions planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You will leave for home on the 29th (Thu).
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