20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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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
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get your bearings at Richmond Barracks, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin sightseeing planning site.

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. Traveling from Washington in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°F in Dublin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels 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 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum, Frans Hals Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Gallery, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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