25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Giethoorn, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Giethoorn, Holland

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Change things up with these side-trips from Giethoorn: Fries Museum (in Leeuwarden), Walibi Holland (in Biddinghuizen) and Groningen (Groninger Museum, Martinitoren, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo, and take in nature's colorful creations at De Orchideeen Hoeve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Giethoorn tour builder .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Groningen, Fries Museum, Walibi Holland, De Orchideeen Hoeve
Highlights from your plan
Groninger Museum ©
Groninger Museum
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde

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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planning tool .

Getting from Giethoorn to Bruges by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, make a trip to Ghent City Center, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally look for gifts at Hilde Devolder Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), savor the flavors at BE O Markt, then contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ghent trip itinerary planning tool .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, and meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hamburg itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ghent to Hamburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin route website .

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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