14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights

3
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.
Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take a stroll through Red Light District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get a bit warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konigsallee and Chocolate Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Ludwig and Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Nuerburg) and Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cologne day trip website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Konigsallee, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun
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Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem ©
Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then get to know the resident critters at ZOO Planckendael. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels route maker app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

ZOO Planckendael
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Explore hidden gems such as Île de la Cité and La Madeleine. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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