13 days in London, Colchester & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in London, Colchester & Amsterdam Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Colchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do your shopping at Covent Garden and Harrods. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London online visit planner.

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to London. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect London to be colder, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Colchester.
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Colchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cambridgeshire Wine School and King's College Chapel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's and Colchester Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colchester: Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and Old Leigh (in Leigh-on Sea). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Colchester Zoo.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colchester online vacation maker.

Getting from London to Colchester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Colchester sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at The Hammer Silver.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planning app.

You can take a train from Colchester to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

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 Leidseplein. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder app.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Tower Bridge, then make a trip to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum and then hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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