25 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

25 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Drive:  30​min
1
North Vancouver, Canada
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 19 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  1​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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North Vancouver, Canada

North Vancouver ©
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
On the 3rd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Vancouver trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver to North Vancouver is an approximately half hour car ride. April in North Vancouver sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in North Vancouver

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre ©
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and World Heritage Kinderdijk are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canals area and St. John's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Utrecht (Dom Tower & Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)), Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen) and The Hague (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Vancouver to Amsterdam. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from North Vancouver to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from North Vancouver in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amsterdam, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Texel, Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

1
night
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres)
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll the grounds of Bedford House Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from North Vancouver to Ieper (Ypres) with the Route module. Traveling from North Vancouver to Ieper (Ypres), you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ieper (Ypres) when traveling from North Vancouver in April, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

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day
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Antwerp vacation maker site .

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Begijnhof Lier
Highlights from your plan
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Begijnhof Lier ©
Begijnhof Lier

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.
Plan a Bruges trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toGhent.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ghent trip itinerary planner .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In April, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online tour builder .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Abbaye de Villers
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll set off for Cologne on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
day
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then make a trip to Sankt Andreas Kirche, then steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cologne planning app .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Sankt Andreas Kirche ©
Sankt Andreas Kirche

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