16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: 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:  10​h
End: Houston, United States

4
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.
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

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

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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
nights
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), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge and then don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, then get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Breweries
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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
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.
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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

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

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in London

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Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park

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