21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

4
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bronte Waterfall, Bronte Parsonage Museum and Peak Walking Adventures - Day Walks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Liverpool (Liverpool Cathedral & Albert Dock), North Wales Golf Course & Driving Range (in St. Asaph) and York (York Shambles, York Minster, & more).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manchester trip planning tool .

Hong Kong, China to Manchester is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in May; daily highs in Manchester reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

York, Liverpool, Keighley, Peak Walking Adventures, North Wales Golf Course & Driving Range
Highlights from your plan
Peak Walking Adventures ©
Peak Walking Adventures
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

6
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Manchester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planner .

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
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 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, make a trip to Barrio Grund, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip builder site .

You can drive from Bruges to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof And knightshall), Nieuwe Church (in Delft) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stroll through Natura Artis Magistra, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder website .

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Nieuwe Kerk, Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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