9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

9 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges road trip site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Brussels to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Athens is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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