18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Rouen, France
— 1 night
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, thenadmire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally snap pictures at Nepomucenusbrug.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, make a trip to La maison sublime, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen travel route site.

Getting from Bruges to Rouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums
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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), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
On the 25th (Wed), wander the streets of La Petite France, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, thendon't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, thencontemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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