11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Lille, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Giverny, France
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: San Diego, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Buckingham Palace and then snap pictures at Tower Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker .

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in London reach 61°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, then make a trip to Grande Place, then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lille trip planner.

Take a train from London to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Lille, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Fun & Games
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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Giverny trip maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Giverny in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Museums
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Giverny to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Giverny in October, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Prague reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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