20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online tour itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in June since evenings lows in Amsterdam dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Antwerp by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres), approximately Ieper (Ypres) away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, get outside with Bruges Ballooning, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Antwerp in July, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge) and Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

1
night
Reims, France

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then look for gifts at Cave des Sacres, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fontaine Sube, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, then admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally admire the striking features of Palais du Tau.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reims trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reims, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.7
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
4.7
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World heritage site
Palais du Tau
4.1

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle.

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Traveling by car from Reims to Cologne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3
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Landmark
KolnTriangle
4.6

1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Zoo
ARTIS
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Begijnhof
4.4

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