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.
Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Winchester (The Weirs Winchester, Winchester Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

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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. Traveling from Washington in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in London, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), Delft (Museum Prinsenhof Delft & Old Church) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

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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 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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