12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
train:  30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States


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2
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then go for a walk through Central Park. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bryant Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and finally snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fondation Claude Monet and Musee de l'Orangerie. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planning site .

Getting from New York City to Paris by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. In June, Paris is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Central Station and Ghent City Center. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Brugelette to see Pairi Daiza about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Antwerpen-Centraal, Pairi Daiza, Ghent City Center
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Walking tours

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keukenhof and The Jordaan. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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