19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary builder tool .

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to London is 6 hours. In April, London is much colder than Houston - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antoniterkirche, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne journey builder app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aachen Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally walk around Lichtentaler Allee. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, then admire the landmark architecture of Speyer Cathedral, and then make a trip to MerkurBergbahn.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden road trip planning website .

Take a train from Cologne to Baden-Baden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Spas Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Speyer
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip maker tool .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baden-Baden in April, Munich is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich in April, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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