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
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, brush up on your military savvy at Richmond Barracks, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington in January, Dublin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to London.
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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 Westminster Abbey. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London route planner.

You can 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. In February, daytime highs in London are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Oude Civiele Griffie, Stadhuis, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels online itinerary planner.

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum, Frans Hals Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning website.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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