18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rouen, France
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation maker app .

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Amsterdam to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally snap pictures at Nepomucenusbrug.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen holiday builder website .

Drive from Bruges to Rouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou

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 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

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

Fly from Strasbourg to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Strasbourg in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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