20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 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.
Guinness Storehouse and Kilkenny Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Black Abbey). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip tool.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in London are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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 Atomium. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more), Saint Paul's Church (in Antwerp) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 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 Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Cathedral of Saint Bavo, &more), Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Delft (Cheese and More Delft, Old Church, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing site.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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