11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and then stroll through Playa de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas road trip planning app .

Newark, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in July: highs in Maspalomas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya Nationalpark. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Hervideros, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen day trip site .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lanzarote
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Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
night
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, explore the striking landscape at Parque Natural de Corralejo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corralejo road trip site .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

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day
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nydegg Church (Nydeggkirche), then get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Corralejo to Bern takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Corralejo to Bern is 1 hour. Traveling from Corralejo in July, Bern is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Church of the Holy Ghost ©
Church of the Holy Ghost
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then get to know the fascinating history of Schipfe.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Schipfe 51 Jackson ©
Schipfe 51 Jackson

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Heidelberg Tun, wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally deepen your understanding at Alte Universitaet.

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Drive from Zurich to Heidelberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Heidelberg Tun ©
Heidelberg Tun
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet

1
night
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 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Heidelberg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Catherine, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning website .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours
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Walking tours
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles

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