14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

14 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Fly
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Fly to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

Muscat, Oman to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Rome, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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 10th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald route planner.

Drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Grindelwald to London in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grindelwald to London is minus 1 hour. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bruges online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip app.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.