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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., gain insight with Richmond Barracks, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip website.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°F in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London travel route builder website.

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 30th (Sat) early enough 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (40°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Frans Hals Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum & Teylers Museum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at De Nieuwe Kerk, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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