15 days in London & Amsterdam Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Winchester (Hospital of St Cross, Winchester Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Washington, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to London. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in December since evenings lows in London dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Louwman Museum The Hague, &more), Museumbezoek Huis Van Meerten (in Delft) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and wander the streets of Leiden Square (Leidseplein).

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Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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