10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Dortmund, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Ankara, Turkey

few
hours
Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip itinerary planning tool .

Ankara, Turkey to Dortmund is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Ankara to Dortmund, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in February, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Dortmund. On the 1st (Sat), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Outdoors Museums
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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Dortmund to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Canals area
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

3
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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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