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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Winchester (Hospital of St Cross & Winchester Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Washington in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 39°F in London. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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 The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), &more) and Haarlem (Museum Van de Geest, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, walk around Vondelpark, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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