19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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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.
For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, London is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Tours Fun & Games

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Atomium and Royal Palace of Brussels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen Castle, & more) and Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady & Sint-Annastrand). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Place Poelaert, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

Plan trip to Brussels with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerp
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zandvoort aan Zee and ARTIS. Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

9
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Explore London further: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, take a stroll through Hampstead, tee off at Brent Valley Golf Course, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read London online travel route planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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