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
— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

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Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dublin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (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 National Gallery and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning website.

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 November in London, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow 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 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Rumbeke Castle (in Rumbeke) and Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, Groeningemuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Archeologisch Museum Haarlem), Delft (Het steen & Museum Prinsenhof Delft) and The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

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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 December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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