20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dam Square, Westerkerk, NEMO Science Museum, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and get a new perspective on things with Amsterdam Canal Cruises.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burg Rheinfels, Rhine River Day Cruises and Jagdschloss Falkenlust. Get some cultural insight at Kolner Dom and Praetorium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Chocolate Museum. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig and take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cologne road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jagdschloss Falkenlust, Burg Rheinfels, Rhine River Day Cruises
Highlights from your plan
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City holiday planner .

Getting from Cologne to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. October in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Minnewater Lake and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Minnewater Lake
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. The British Museum and Tower of London are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London online route builder .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. October in London sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Vondelpark and then pedal to the sights with Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Amsterdamse Bos and then relax in the rural setting at Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning app .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve
Highlights from your plan
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals ©
Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve ©
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve

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