17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fondation Louis Vuitton and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Saint-Denis and see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Paris. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.
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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.
Do your shopping at Borough Market and Oxford Street. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Hever Castle & Gardens. Explore London's surroundings by going to Ightham Mote (in Ightham) and Brooklands Museum (in Weybridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of British Library, learn about all things military at HMS Belfast, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In March in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°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 — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Step off the beaten path and head to Tyne Cot Cemetery and Graslei and Korenlei. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Ramparts Cemetery, Essex Farm Cemetery, &more), German Command Post (in Zandvoorde) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, St Michael's Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and make a trip to Grand Place.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis and De Duif. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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