9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker website.

Leno, Italy to Lyon is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

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Fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

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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 16th (Fri), 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, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, then get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then explore the activities along English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Asamkirche, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel route builder app.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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