16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Houston, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Houston, United States

4
days
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to London is 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in London reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in London

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
British Museum ©
British Museum

4
days
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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

2
days
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake and then sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planning app .

Getting from Paris to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
De Halve Maan Brewery ©
De Halve Maan Brewery

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

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Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
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Kensington Gardens

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