13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Lubeck, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly

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Sofia, Bulgaria — 1 night

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sofia online journey builder.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Sofia Airport. October in Sofia sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Brussels hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will leave for Bruges on the 6th (Thu).
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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 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally admire the striking features of Euromast.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route maker app.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, then get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Der Bremer Roland, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, make a trip to Bottcherstrasse, then explore the engaging exhibits at Klimahaus Bremerhaven, and finally stroll around Burgerpark.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bremen trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner.

You can drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Lubeck.
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Lubeck, Germany — 1 night

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), then examine the collection at Holstentor, then get engrossed in the history at European Hansemuseum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubeck holiday planner.

Drive from Hamburg to Lubeck in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 14th (Fri), make a trip to Reichstag Building and then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

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You can take a train from Lubeck to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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