13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
4
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
9
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Dover, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 15​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
13
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 15​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
15
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong, China


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1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Palace Amsterdam as well as Rijksmuseum. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planning site .

Hong Kong, China to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Amsterdam. When traveling from Hong Kong in July, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Royal Palace Amsterdam ©
Royal Palace Amsterdam

1
day
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at HistoMobil, see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, then examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, then stop by Lekkers & Zo, and finally examine the collection at De Oude Aarde.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Giethoorn trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Giethoorn, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie ©
Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
day
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
World Heritage Kinderdijk has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then browse the different shops at Markthal.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
Highlights from your plan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Markthal ©
Markthal
Rotterdam Centraal Station ©
Rotterdam Centraal Station

few
hours
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation builder .

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Newcastle upon Tyne on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
night
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Quayside.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip planning app .

Getting from Rotterdam to Newcastle upon Tyne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rotterdam to Newcastle upon Tyne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rotterdam in July: high temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

1
night
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne
On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Discovery Museum, then don't miss a visit to Grey Street, and then contemplate the long history of Victoria Tunnel.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne travel itinerary planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Tunnel
Victoria Tunnel
Grey Street ©
Grey Street
The Discovery Museum ©
The Discovery Museum

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of York Shambles, steep yourself in history at York Minster, then contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read York itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London online day trip planner .

Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
day
Dover, United Kingdom

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dover trip maker tool .

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London travel planning site .

You can take a train from Dover to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dover in July since evenings lows in London dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you're off toBruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges online tour planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, Grand Place, Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You will leave for Zurich on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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