21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Design Capital of Europe

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at DAF Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eindhoven itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. December in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dam Square as well as Red Light District. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Dam Square, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally steep yourself in history at Begijnhof. On the next day, stop by The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally wander the streets of Red Light District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally don't miss a visit to Heumarkt. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, then examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne holiday maker app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte and then stop by Altstadt.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf planning tool.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dortmund.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
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Dortmund, Germany

— 1 night

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Dortmund Christmas Market has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), then steep yourself in history at Historisches Rathaus, then mix with locals at Dortmund Christmas Market, and finally have fun and explore at German Football Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Florian Tower (Florianturm), stroll around Westfalenpark, and then see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Dortmund online journey planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Dortmund in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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.
You've now added Royal Palace of Brussels to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dortmund to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ibiza Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sa Talaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Cristobal, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ibiza Town road trip planning app.

You can fly from Bruges to Ibiza Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, Ibiza Town is somewhat warmer than Bruges - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You've now added Tren De Soller to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tren De Soller, take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, meet the residents at Palma Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma, and finally explore the world behind art at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sa Llotja, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Santa Catalina, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, then admire the landmark architecture of Edifici Casasayas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de las Medias.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ibiza Town in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Palma de Mallorca, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chateau d'If, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then make a trip to Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice holiday builder.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Millesgarden. On the 23rd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), examine the collection at Skansen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Riddarholmen, admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, then find something for the whole family at Junibacken, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Nice in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Belgium travel guide

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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.

Ibiza travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.

Majorca travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Churches
Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.