19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Waterford (Bishop's Palace, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London online trip builder.

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. January in London sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Rumbeke Castle (in Rumbeke) and Bruges (Tolhuis, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Louwman Museum The Hague (in The Hague) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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