14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Nashville, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey builder tool .

Nashville, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 38°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hohenzollern Bridge as well as Cologne Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne route maker tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Aachen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aachen Cathedral (Dom). Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aachen online journey maker .

You can take a train from Cologne to Aachen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aachen can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will leave for Brussels on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites
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Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manneken Pis, Sonian Forest and MIM - Musical Instruments Museum. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey maker website .

Traveling by train from Aachen to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Museums
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You've added Rozenhoedkaai, Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, and then take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery and then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip builder app .

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
Rozenhoedkaai
Rozenhoedkaai

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
You've added Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner .

Drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Pont des Arts ©
Pont des Arts
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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