14-Day Road Trip to Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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Embark on an unforgettable 14-day multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Luxembourg, and Paris sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 14-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 5 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Belgium, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Brussels and Antwerp, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, the Netherlands, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Amsterdam, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Germany. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Cologne. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Germany invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

As your Euro trip unfolds, you'll find yourself in Luxembourg. Luxembourg offers a multitude of experiences to explore in destinations like Luxembourg. Whether you seek relaxation or crave excitement, Luxembourg promises an unforgettable journey filled with unforgettable moments.

In the next phase of your Europe tour, you'll drive to France. Look forward to enticing destinations, including Chelles, Paris, and Villepreux, where you can savor its rich culture, splendid landscapes, and culinary delights. Whether you're a history buff or an outdoor enthusiast, France is a destination filled with wonder.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 5 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 3 nights in Belgium, 3 nights in the Netherlands, 2 nights in Germany, 1 night in Luxembourg, and 4 nights in France. During these 14 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Luxembourg, and Paris and beyond.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, usually meaning a range of 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

In Belgium for example, you can choose between luxury treatment at the 5-star Le Chatelain Brussels Boutique Hotel, immaculate service and atmosphere at a 4-star hotel like NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, or comfort on a budget at the stellar Best Western Royal Centre Hotel, a 3-star hotel.

Similarly, in the Netherlands, the choice stands between accommodations such as the more affordable 3-star CITIEZ Hotel Amsterdam, the mid-range 3-star MOXY Amsterdam Houthavens, and the luxurious 5-star Pestana Amsterdam Riverside.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France in the booking widget to the right of your screen or by scrolling down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Belgium, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Brussels. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 14-day adventure. While in Brussels, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Grand Place and the fascinating Atomium. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and Cologne's iconic Cologne Cathedral. In Luxembourg, marvel at the extraordinary Pont Adolphe. During your time in Paris, appreciate the unforgettable Eiffel Tower. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Luxembourg, and Paris and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 14-day self-drive adventure in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Included

Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Cologne Aerial view with trains move on a bridge over the Rhine River on which cargo barges and passenger ships ply. Majestic Cologne Cathedral in the background.Cologne / 2 nights
Amsterdam Netherlands dancing houses over river Amstel landmark in old european city spring landscape.Amsterdam / 3 nights
Photo of beautiful Cityscape of Breda with the big church, The Netherlands.Breda
Antwerp - region in BelgiumAntwerp
Luxembourg city, the capital of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, view of the Old Town and Grund quarter on a sunny summer day.Luxembourg / 1 night
Photo of the Chelles canal lock, France.Chelles
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux

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Attractions

Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of entrance gateway to the Efteling theme park in the Netherlands.Efteling
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Photo of Rijksmuseum museum with Amsterdam words in front of it, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Rijksmuseum
Photo of the renewed Van Gogh museum on the museum square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Van Gogh Museum
AtomiumAtomium
Photo of the German theme park Phantasialand.Phantasialand
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Photo of view of a traditional African landscape with straw huts in the steppe at the zoo Pairi Daiza, Belgium.Pairi Daiza
Photo of aerial view from the Westerkerk to the Anne Frank House and Canal with boats in Amsterdam.Anne Frank House
Photo of Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.Cologne Cathedral
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Photo of pond and beautiful blooming tulips in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.Vondelpark
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of royal Palace at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Dam Square
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of two Sri Lanka panthers rest on a large boulder in Burgers' Zoo in The Netherlands.Royal Burgers' Zoo
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of a lion taking a well-deserved rest at Artis zoo after being fed, Amsterdam.Artis
Photo of The Science Center NEMO at Osterdok, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.NEMO Science Center
Photo of Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Albert Cuyp Market
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
Photo of water reflection of a traditional Dutch building at Arnhem open air and national heritage museum, in Arnhem, Netherlands.Netherlands Open Air Museum
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyOld Market
photo of This is Holland is a panoramic flight simulator tourist attraction in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.This is Holland
photo of Baron 1898 in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands.Baron 1898
SEA LIFE Oberhausen, Alt-Oberhausen, Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanySEA LIFE Oberhausen
Bock Casemates, Ville-Haute, Luxembourg, Canton LuxembourgBock Casemates
Philharmony and cathedral in Cologne, GermanyMuseum Ludwig
photo of the bridge of adolf (New bridge) - a bridge in the city of luxembourg, (built 1900-1903). The bridge connects upper and lower town: two parts of luxembourg. Adolphe Bridge
Panoramic Elevator of the PfaffenthalPanoramic Elevator of the Pfaffenthal
Luxembourg City Center
City park Valkenberg, Breda, North Brabant, NetherlandsStadspark Valkenberg
photo of place guillaume II (Knuedler) Luxembourg city.Place Guillaume II

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Jan 1 - Jan 14

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Day 1 – Brussels - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Brussels - arrival day

  • Brussels - Arrival day
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  • Brussels Park
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Brussels in Belgium. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Brussels for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to Belgium to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Brussels before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

You’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in Brussels. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring.

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Brussels. With a remarkable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,562 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at Le Chatelain Brussels Boutique Hotel, a 5-star gem in Brussels. With an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,031 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Best Western Royal Centre Hotel, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Brussels. With a commendable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,593 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Brussels. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

This epicurean hotspot’s delectable creative offering makes it a crowd favorite. La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices have left a lasting impression on everyone who chose to dine here. Its modern french and creative menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Bozar Restaurant’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike highly suggest the highly popular Bib Gourmand, La Villa in the Sky. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Brussels, Delirium Café. This famous place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 18,478 customers.

Another trendy bar is Poechenellekelder. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 2,331 customers.

Locals also recommend Monk. This bar’s welcoming atmosphere has earned it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the reviews of 2,758 delighted customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2 – Brussels and Antwerp

Day 2

Day 2 – Brussels and Antwerp

  • Brussels
  • Antwerp
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Drive 58 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Atomium
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On day 2 of your multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Antwerp, where you will stay for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Brussels today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Grand Place. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 137,865 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. This incredible attraction and shopping mall holds an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to 36,827 visitors.

According to travelers in Brussels, the extraordinary St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,844 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible park, Parc du Cinquantenaire. Up to 32,486 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular museum, Atomium. This attraction is rated an average 4.4 out of 5 stars among 79,824 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Brussels, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Antwerp may take around 42 minutes.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Antwerp has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in Belgium. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Antwerp. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

One of the premier hotel choices in Antwerp is the 4-star Mercure Antwerp City Centre. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,423 guests.

If you’re craving a lavish escape at a 4-star luxury hotel, we recommend booking a room at the Maison Nationale City Flats & Suites. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,018 guests.

If you want a more affordable place to spend the night, your best option is the 3-star B&B Hotel Antwerpen Zuid. This budget hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 3,843 guests.

As the sun sets on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Antwerp's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Belgium to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Antwerp has them.

Renowned for its prestigious 3 Michelin star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Zilte has consistently impressed its foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional creative cuisine.

Have a fulfilling dinner from its enticing creative menu, which has consistently earned Hertog Jan at Botanic high ratings and praise from satisfied guests. This top dining choice has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, so prepare for an amazing and high-quality food experience.

Its delectable creative french and modern french offerings have contributed to impressive reviews from numerous patrons who’ve already savored its meals. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be glad to know that this restaurant has also been awarded Bib Gourmand status.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Antwerp. At Billie's, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,257 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Paters Vaetje, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,669 reviews.

Dogma is also one of the best places in Antwerp where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 912 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Antwerp as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 3 – Antwerp and Amsterdam

Day 3

Day 3 – Antwerp and Amsterdam

  • Breda
  • Amsterdam
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Drive 209 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • Stadspark Valkenberg
  • Efteling
  • Baron 1898
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your multi-country journey across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - North Brabant and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Amsterdam. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards the Netherlands, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Amsterdam. This drive usually takes around 2 hours and 17 minutes, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Elevate your experience in Amsterdam by engaging in exhilarating activities and joining tours that uncover the hidden wonders of this beautiful region.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to include a unique blend of top-rated experiences to your travel diary. Browse all of your options below and reserve your slot before it's too late.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Amsterdam. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

Travelers visiting Amsterdam receive the warmest welcome at Pestana Amsterdam Riverside. This 5-star hotel treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times.

MOXY Amsterdam Houthavens is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,762 guests.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Amsterdam that offers value-for-money accommodation options is CITIEZ Hotel Amsterdam. Around 2,462 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of the Netherlands's delectable cuisine at one of Amsterdam's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

You can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks at Gartine. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 678 customers.

If you feel like having something else, The Pantry is another great option. This fantastic restaurant serves delectable and comforting food, deserving of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,646 customer reviews.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Proeflokaal Arendsnest boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 3,048 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Café ZILT, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Café ZILT has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 705 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Bar Oldenhof. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5-star from 705 customers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 4 – Amsterdam

Day 4

Day 4 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 22 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Artis
  • Vondelpark
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Anne Frank House
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On day 4, you will wake up in North Holland with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Amsterdam before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Amsterdam, including the outstanding Vondelpark. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 49,731 reviews, this fascinating park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Amsterdam is also home to the captivating Van Gogh Museum, a local museum considered one of the highlights of the region. About 80,478 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity. Each year, up to 2,161,160 people include this sightseeing spot in their travel itineraries.

The extraordinary Anne Frank House is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Amsterdam. This extraordinary museum and tourist hot spot hosts more than 1,195,456 visitors annually and boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 61,973 travelers.

While in Amsterdam, take the chance to join a popular tour to experience something one-of-a-kind during your getaway in the Netherlands. Check out all the tours Amsterdam offers, and personalize your vacation package to your preferences for an amazing day in the region.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Amsterdam. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to SkyLounge Amsterdam, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, SkyLounge Amsterdam has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 6,266 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Excalibur Café, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Excalibur Café captures hearts with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 3,047 merry-makers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France! Enjoy your evening in Amsterdam to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5 – Amsterdam

Day 5

Day 5 – Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 15 min

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Dam Square
  • NEMO Science Center
  • This is Holland
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France has in store for you! You will be staying in Amsterdam for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

In Amsterdam, the extraordinary Rijksmuseum awaits. This attraction is a valued museum that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 85,768 travelers' reviews. Hosting around 2,700,000 visitors every year, the amazing Rijksmuseum is undoubtedly one of the top sights of the area.

Another of the best travel destinations in Amsterdam is the spectacular Albert Cuyp Market. This attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 29,602 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Dam Square. This local wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 41,448 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

NEMO Science Museum is another attraction you might want to add to your Amsterdam exploration itinerary. This museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 29,256 reviews and annual visitor count of approximately 502,990 people.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — This is Holland. More than a popular attraction, This is Holland offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Amsterdam. This is Holland boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,760 traveler reviews.

Your destination has so much to offer to all kinds of travelers. Discover more about this place and add more excitement to your vacation in Amsterdam in the Netherlands by embarking on popular tours and excursions. Joining tours will give you a deeper understanding of Amsterdam’s history and culture while meeting other adventurers like you.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of the Netherlands's delectable cuisine at one of Amsterdam's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

According to reviews, FuLu Mandarijn is one of the absolute best places to eat in the city of Amsterdam. At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. FuLu Mandarijn is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,203 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,912 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

When your taste buds call for something different, you may want to pay CAU Steak Restaurant a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. CAU Steak Restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Amsterdam. At Lost in Amsterdam Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,918 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Red Light Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,612 reviews.

Bar-B Burgers ‘N’ Beers is also one of the best places in Amsterdam where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,912 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 6 – Amsterdam and Cologne

Day 6

Day 6 – Amsterdam and Cologne

  • Cologne
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Drive 285 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Royal Burgers' Zoo
  • Netherlands Open Air Museum
  • SEA LIFE Oberhausen
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Gelderland in the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia and Cologne in Germany, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Cologne. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Amsterdam and set your GPS to Cologne, Germany. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes.

Upon your arrival in Gelderland you’ll be greeted with an exciting opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of this region and discover some of its most popular sights.

Something that makes Gelderland the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding zoo, Burgers' Zoo. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 33,555 visitors.

The famous Netherlands Open Air Museum is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 524,188 people visiting it every year. As one of Gelderland's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 16,682 travelers have rated this incredible museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Witness the landscapes transform.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Cologne by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Cologne.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Cologne’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

You can lounge on a comfortable bed in one of the cozy rooms of the popular Mercure Hotel Severinshof Koeln City. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 2,157 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Cologne Marriott Hotel. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,947 guests, Cologne Marriott Hotel is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star the niu Mill offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. The niu Mill is a top-rated budget hotel in Cologne with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 304 guests.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Cologne. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Craftbeer Corner Coeln, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city of Cologne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

Locals also recommend Gruber's as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne. Gruber's is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 625 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne is Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,484 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Craftbeer Corner Coeln, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Craftbeer Corner Coeln has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,165 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Toddy Tapper, a crowd-favorite. Around 590 customers have rated their experience at Toddy Tapper an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

ONA MOR Bar belongs to the list of the best bars in Cologne, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 548 bar-goers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 7 – Cologne

Day 7

Day 7 – Cologne

  • Cologne
  • More

Drive 6 km, 20 min

  • Old Market
  • Museum Ludwig
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Cologne Zoological Garden
  • More

Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Cologne. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cologne is the fantastic Old Market. As an appreciated local gem in the area, Old Market has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,413 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Museum Ludwig, which is a museum that gets around 304,942 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,166 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Cologne Cathedral, a standout church and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 57,506 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 5,000,000 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Cologne Zoological Garden. This zoo is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 25,089 visitor reviews.

To make your fun escapade in Cologne, Germany even more exciting, we recommend you check out all the tours and activities you can add to your itinerary. Joining tours is an incredible way to visit wonderful places and meet new friends.

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Cologne's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Germany to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Cologne has them.

We recommend you go to one of the best restaurants in the city of Cologne, Gilden im Zims. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,823 customers.

Gaststätte Lommerzheim is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the city of Cologne. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,487 customers.

Jameson Pub Cologne, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Cologne, is a place locals enjoy. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,308 customers.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Cologne, Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. This famous place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,484 customers.

Another trendy bar is Gilden im Zims. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 5,823 customers.

Locals also recommend Gaststätte Lommerzheim. This bar’s welcoming atmosphere has earned it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the reviews of 3,487 delighted customers.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8 – Cologne and Luxembourg

Day 8

Day 8 – Cologne and Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg
  • More

Drive 211 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Phantasialand
  • Luxembourg City Center
  • Place Guillaume II
  • More

On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Rhein-Erft-Kreis in Germany and Canton Luxembourg and Luxembourg in Luxembourg. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Luxembourg, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Feel the freedom as you navigate your way from Cologne to Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes without stops.

Slow down and say goodbye to the road for a while, as Rhein-Erft-Kreis welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences. Stretch your arms and legs and head out into the region.

A tour of Rhein-Erft-Kreis is not complete without a visit to the famous Phantasialand. This incredible amusement park and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 75,921 travelers, and is visited by 1,750,000 people every year.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Luxembourg, its culture, and people.

So be sure to reserve your slot early so you won’t miss the chance to join this highly recommended activity in Luxembourg.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Luxembourg of your choice.

To feel pampered during your visit, you can stay at a hotel like Sofitel Luxembourg Europe Hotel. This 5-star luxury hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 759 previous guests.

A popular 4-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is Mercure Luxembourg off Kirchberg. This hotel has been praised by 2,740 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, a fantastic hotel with cheap deals is the 3-star Hotel Parc Plaza. This popular hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 3,160 guests.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Luxembourg. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Luxembourg in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Scott's Pub is one of the most popular restaurants in Luxembourg. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Scott's Pub’s excellent menu. Approximately 2,108 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Athena. This Luxembourg-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,353 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant that serves a menu of appetizing food and drinks is Grand Café by RedBeef. This popular restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,333 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Scott's Pub. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,108 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Konrad Café & Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,103 customers.

Rock Solid cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 757 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

As the night falls in Luxembourg, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 9 – Luxembourg, Chelles, and Paris

Day 9

Day 9 – Luxembourg, Chelles, and Paris

  • Luxembourg
  • Paris
  • Chelles
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Drive 389 km, 4 hours 25 min

  • Bock Casemates
  • Panoramic Elevator of the Pfaffenthal
  • Adolphe Bridge
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Canton Luxembourg in Luxembourg and Chelles and Paris in France. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Paris. Paris will be your home for 4 nights.

Something that makes Luxembourg the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding museum, Bock Casemates. This local gem has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 7,375 visitors.

The famous Panoramic Elevator of the Pfaffenthal is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Luxembourg's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 5,620 travelers have rated this incredible travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Luxembourg is also home to the extraordinary Pont Adolphe, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 5,864 traveler reviews.

After soaking in Luxembourg’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: Paris, France. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 4 hours and 6 minutes.

As you arrive in Canton Luxembourg, it’s yet again time for a break from the road for some sightseeing and exploring. In this one-of-a-kind region in Luxembourg, you’ll find some of the area’s most outstanding sights.

Witness the landscapes transform.

Make more amazing memories during your vacation in France by adding tours and activities to your travel itinerary. Tours are another exciting way to experience the best of Paris, immersing in local customs and meeting new friends.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Paris.

One of the best hotel options in Paris is the 4-star hotel Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 819 guests.

The apartment Toureifelchampselysee is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Paris. This apartment is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 97 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 419 guests.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Paris boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

One of the best restaurants in the city of Paris is Restaurant Guy Savoy. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,143 customers.

Le Bistrot Du Perigord is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

Kitchen Galerie Bis, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris, is a place locals enjoy. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 512 customers.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at Le Calbar. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 775 customers.

Put your worries away as you toast to a fantastic night at Little Red Door. This famous bar in Paris is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,722 customers.

This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 10 – Paris

Day 10

Day 10 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
  • More

On day 10, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 3 nights left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Paris today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Champ de Mars. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Eiffel Tower. This incredible attraction holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 322,389 visitors. Up to 6,207,303 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Paris, the extraordinary Arc de Triomphe is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and museum gets around 2,743,823 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible church, Sacré-Cœur. Up to 11,000,000 people visit this attraction every year, and around 118,527 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular park, La Villette. This attraction is rated an average 4.4 out of 5 stars among 56,497 visitors.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in France, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Paris's unique culture.

This fantastic excursion will show you around famous sights in Paris.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Paris boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

Le Train Bleu, one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in Paris. This popular restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

The remarkable The Bombardier is another top restaurant in the city you could eat at tonight. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in Paris is the famous Jules Verne. This beloved restaurant is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers and promises a culinary experience you won’t forget anytime soon.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Bombardier, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, The Bombardier has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,775 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Experimental Cocktail Club, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,338 customers have rated their experience at Experimental Cocktail Club an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

As the night falls in Paris, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 11 – Paris

Day 11

Day 11 – Paris

  • Paris
  • More

Drive 13 km, 49 min

  • Palais Garnier
  • Louvre Museum
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • More

Wake up and see what day 11 of your great European road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A tour of Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous Palais Garnier. This incredible attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 34,053 travelers.

Make the most of your Paris travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Louvre Museum. This museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 260,788 travelers and gets around 2,825,000 annual visits.

You can then move on to the incredible Place de la Concorde for an experience worth remembering. This standout destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54,229 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Musée d'Orsay. This amazing site is a wonderful museum with more than 71,115 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 3,651,616 people who do so each year.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Paris has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Paris. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

One of the best restaurants in the city of Paris is Le Petit Châtelet. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Les Fous de l'Île is another of the best restaurant options you can find in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Highlander, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Paris. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,285 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Velvet Bar Paris, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Café de Paris V, one of the top-rated bars in Paris, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 981 satisfied customers.

Take in the ambiance of Paris as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 12 – Paris

Day 12

Day 12 – Paris

  • Paris
  • More

Drive 7 km, 33 min

  • Jardin des plantes
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • More

Day 12 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Paris. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Paris is the magnificent Jardin des Plantes. Around 40,461 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Panthéon on this leg of your adventure in France. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 43,649 travelers.

The remarkable Luxembourg Gardens is known to be one of the best places to visit in Paris, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Paris by exploring the captivating Sainte-Chapelle. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,376 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Paris exploration list!

Get a more in-depth understanding of Paris by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Paris.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

We recommend you eat at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like the fantastic Restaurant Île de la Réunion. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

Alternatively, check out the menu at L'Imprévu Café. Considered one of the best restaurants in Paris, it has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 846 customers.

If you’re curious about more of the best restaurants in Paris, Le Restaurant Vingt Spts is one to check out. Le Restaurant Vingt Spts is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 628 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Les Fous de l'Île, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,046 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is L'Imprévu Café, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 846 customers.

Le Requin Chagrin is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 13 – Paris, Villepreux, and Brussels

Day 13

Day 13 – Paris, Villepreux, and Brussels

  • Brussels
  • Villepreux
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Drive 389 km, 5 hours 9 min

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Pairi Daiza
  • More

On day 13 of your multi-country road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Villepreux in France and Ath and Brussels in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Paris, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Brussels in Belgium. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Belgium. This drive usually takes around 5 hours and 8 minutes.

When you reach Villepreux, that’s your cue to take a breather from the road and indulge in some sightseeing and adventure. Check out some of the top attractions in the city.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Palace of Versailles. This outstanding museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 4,741,758 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 119,665 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Palace of Versailles is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Gardens of Versailles is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,133 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

To make your fun escapade in Brussels, Belgium even more exciting, we recommend you check out all the tours and activities you can add to your itinerary. Joining tours is an incredible way to visit wonderful places and meet new friends.

It’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Brussels. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Brussels. With a remarkable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,562 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at Le Chatelain Brussels Boutique Hotel, a 5-star gem in Brussels. With an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,031 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Best Western Royal Centre Hotel, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Brussels. With a commendable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,593 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Brussels. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

This epicurean hotspot’s delectable creative offering makes it a crowd favorite. La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices have left a lasting impression on everyone who chose to dine here. Its modern french and creative menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Bozar Restaurant’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike highly suggest the highly popular Bib Gourmand, La Villa in the Sky. As a leading food haven, it boasts 1 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bar Des Amis, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,677 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Barbeton is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,044 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France! Enjoy your evening in Brussels to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 14 – Brussels - departure day

Day 14

Day 14 – Brussels - departure day

  • Brussels - Departure day
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  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
  • More

On day 14 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Brussels before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in Brussels — Mont des Arts. About 13,218 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Brussels and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France.

At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. The Blue Restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,345 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

When your taste buds call for something different, you may want to pay Barbeton a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. Barbeton has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,044 customers.

The time has come to say farewell to Brussels for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 14-day European road trip in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France with fond memories. Safe travels!

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