9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
End: Frankfurt, Germany

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night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then meet the residents at Opel Zoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Frankfurt is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Frankfurt, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Opel Zoo
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Opel Zoo ©
Opel Zoo

1
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Casemates du Bock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Parc Merveilleux
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Golf de Rigenee and then don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels driving holiday planner .

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, Golf de Rigenee
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strand van Castricum and Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planning tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Zaandam, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Strand van Castricum
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Neptunbad, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koelner Zoo, and then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne tour planning website .

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Neptunbad ©
Neptunbad

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