16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and The Courtauld Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Wallace Collection and The Monument to the Great Fire of London. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at HMS Belfast, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip maker site.

Portland, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Portland to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in March, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Eiffel Tower and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Fondation Louis Vuitton and Latin Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Graslei and Korenlei and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Groeningemuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Mons (Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, Francois Duesberg Museum, &more), Antwerp (Museum De Reede, Chocolate Nation, &more) and Bruges (Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, Torture Museum Oude Steen, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at Train World, and admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Panorama Mesdag. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Venture out of the city with trips to Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) (in The Hague) and Utrecht (Canals area & Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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