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
— 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 Kilkenny Castle. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (Black Abbey & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower) and Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

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Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In May, Dublin is slightly colder than Washington - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and National Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

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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 May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Stadhuis, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), explore the galleries of Atomium, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

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You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Westerkerk.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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