11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route maker .

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at British Museum, then get outside with Moose X-Training Ltd, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the next day, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read London route builder app .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then make a trip to Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels route planning website .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and then choose your vessel at Flagship Amsterdam.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 29th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally shop like a local with National Gallery of Ireland. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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