20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, walk around St Stephens Green, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Dublin. Traveling from Washington in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dublin, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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 Westminster Abbey. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

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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. When traveling from London in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Frans Hals Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Teylers Museum), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag) and Delft (Maria van Jessekerk, The Hidden House of Madame de Berry, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and walk around Vondelpark.

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You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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