18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

5
nights
Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: La Galerie des Batailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Attractions like Grand Place and The Markt make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Trafalgar Square, and finally browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to London is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks