13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Schiphol, The Netherlands
Drive:  30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Schiphol, The Netherlands

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey tool .

Schiphol to Amsterdam is an approximately half hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
You've added Paris Charms & Secrets Tours, Latin Quarter, Seine River, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde and admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osmotheque, Parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth, Piece d'Eau des Suisses, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, learn something new at Osmotheque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, make a trip to The Water Parterres, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles. Keep things going the next day: make a short side trip with Blue Fox Travel - Blue Bike Tours, see the interesting displays at Bibliotheque Nationale de France - Departement des Monnaies, medailles et antiques, wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a tour by water with Green River Cruises, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles holiday builder tool .

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. In January in Versailles, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Paris
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
day
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.
You've now added Absolute Art Gallery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Menin Gate Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Art Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

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

Drive from Versailles to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Menin Gate Memorial, Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Absolute Art Gallery ©
Absolute Art Gallery

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antwerpen-Centraal as well as MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp holiday planner.

Take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Antwerp are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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