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
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 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.
Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dublin when traveling from Washington in January, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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 St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London tour builder.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (40°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Delft (Markt & Old Church). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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